The car that allegedly belongs to Jabu Mahlangu. Photo: Twitter

The car that allegedly belongs to Jabu Mahlangu. Photo: Twitter

Mahlangu now charged with fleeing accident scene

A case docket has been registered against former Bafana player Jabu Mahlangu after his involvement in a motor vehicle accident.

The car that allegedly belongs to Jabu Mahlangu. Photo: Twitter

The car that allegedly belongs to Jabu Mahlangu. Photo: Twitter

Reports emerged over the weekend that Mahlangu had been hospitalised after being involved in an accident involving his motor vehicle and a taxi.


The former Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana star, who is now a soccer analyst for SuperSport, was reported to have been driving a BMW M4 that collided head-on with a Toyota Quantum taxi. Two people in the taxi were reported to be badly injured, while 11 sustained minor ones.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring previously confirmed that Mahlangu was not at the scene when the paramedics arrived, with his car left unattended.

Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) spokesperson Lt-Col Kelebogile Thepa sconfirmed a case docket has been registered against Mahlangu

“It has further been established that he was not even part of all those injured and who needed to be transferred to hospital,” Theta said, as quoted by TimesLive.

“So, an inference can then be drawn that, in the absence of any of the following, he would have fled the scene and then that is a criminal offence.

Theta added: “A case docket has been registered with the Benoni SA Police Service (SAPS). As of now, we do confirm that there are two charges brought against him, one being the reckless and negligent driving and the other being fleeing the scene of the accident.

“But what has been alleged that he is somewhere admitted to a hospital. He doesn’t even form part of the people who were injured.

“There is a legal duty that when a person is involved in an accident, that they stop immediately and ascertain the nature of injuries and call the relevant people; the Metro Police or ambulances should there be a need.

“Reasons for leaving the scene would have to be established [for someone to be charged for it]. If he left there in his private capacity to flee the scene, then that is defeating the ends of justice. If it’s for the purpose of medical attention, then such is justifiable,” concluded Theta.

According to Sunday World, sources have claimed that Mahlangu had attended a funeral of his friend before travelling home when the accident occurred, while the same report states that “insiders allege Mahlangu fled the scene after the accident and booked himself into the Far East hospital”.

According to his lawyer, Mahlangu had been released from hospital after being treated for his injuries.

Marweshe Attorneys, the company that represents Mahlangu, has further said they are unaware of any case opened against Mahlangu.

“We do not know what they are talking about when they say he ‘fled’. That’s a dangerous narrative as Jabu was in the hospital with some of the injured people from the other vehicle,” said Tony Mathe of Marweshe Attorneys. “We will have to wait to hear from the police regarding the case, but until then, we cannot comment on it.”