FORMER PROVINCIAL OFFICER CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENT DRIVING1 min read
The Bafokeng magistrate’s court postponed a case against Levy Ikaneng , former senior official at the provincial traffic department. Ikaneng is charged with two counts of charges, both being in contravention of the Road Traffic Act.
Ikaneng who is a husband to a senior magistrate, was allegedly arrested on 23 April 2016 after he knocked down a man with Volvo sedan in Tlhabane. Upon his arrest he refused to have his blood/breath samples taken. Spokesperson for the National Prosecution Authority in the North West ,Henry Mamothame says the official in question Levy Ikaneng is suspected to have been driving under the influence of alcohol when he knocked the unnamed pedestrian over in April 2016.
The pedestrian who was knocked down by Ikaneng is said to be bedridden and wheelchair confined as a result of the incident. The matter was brought to the NPA’s attention by the family through a complaint after the docket was mysteriously closed without being handed over for prosecution. Advocate Cavin Mphaga took it upon himself to probe the matter with the SAPS and three years later it was brought back into the criminal Justice System for prosecution.
The Director if public Prosecution in the North West ,Adv Rachel Makhari Sekhaolelo lauded Advocate Mphaga for his unwavering pursuit of justice for the victim by ensuring that the matter is brought back to the criminal Justice system.
Ikaneng was released out on warning and the case was postponed to 20 April 2022.