Seaview hit-and-run driver sentenced

Ruben Botha, left, and victim Mpumelelo Apleni
Ruben Botha, left, and victim Mpumelelo Apleni

TWO years of turmoil for the family of a teenager killed in a hit-and-run accident came to an end this week when the driver was sentenced to correctional supervision and a fine of R4000.

Ruben Botha, 27, smashed into Mpumelelo Apleni, 19, who had been walking along Seaview Road on May 11 2012.

Botha was driving towards Mount Pleasant at about 8pm when the accident occurred. Apleni and his friends had been walking in the opposite direction towards Bushy Park. – Kathryn Kimberley

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3 thoughts on “Seaview hit-and-run driver sentenced

  • April 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm
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    a person is dead and they give correctional services and a fine. well realy!!!this is disgusting. how must the victimsfamily feel about this ridiculous sentence. the law was broken on many levels and he gets the equvilant of a slapn the wrist. Dallas

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  • April 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm
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    I Agree this case should be apealed, this is not justice done , not even a slap on the wrist.

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  • April 28, 2014 at 5:42 pm
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    That is a very minor sentence for taking someone’s life and then he did n’t even STOP and find out what happened! This gives the message that if you want to bump someone off RUN THEM OVER and you will almost get away with it if you are caught!Not much justice in this case!

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