Jabu Mahlangu's Problems Deepen After National Prosecuting Authority Is Involved in Car Crash Fleeing Case

Jabu Mahlangu's Problems Deepen After National Prosecuting Authority Is Involved in Car Crash Fleeing Case

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Legendary former football player Jabu Mahlangu is in hot water after the National Prosecuting Authority was brought in on the matter of car crash
  • The SuperSport United brand manager is alleged to have fled from the scene of the accident, which is a criminal offence
  • He faces a maximum prison sentence of nine years or an eye-watering R180 000 fine if the matter progresses and he is found guilty

Football personality Jabu Mahlangu is a man in serious trouble after the National Prosecuting Agency got involved in the fallout from his car accident last weekend.

The SuperSport United brand ambassador and former Bafana Bafana star collided with a taxi on Saturday, 22 January while driving his BMW M4 in Benoni. It was then alleged that he fled the scene of the crash.

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The BMW M4 belonging to Jabu Mahlangu at the scene of the accident he allegedly fled. Image source: @sa_crime/Twitter
Source: Twitter

According to the City Press, Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubele said that the Ekurhuleni Metro Police had opened a case of negligent driving against Mahlangu.

Makhubele said:

"We can confirm that the case was opened, but the police are still investigating. After the investigation is completed, it will be taken to the NPA to decide whether they want to proceed with the prosecution or not."

The article also reported that Mahlangu allegedly caused the accident in which 15 people were injured. Conflicting reports emerged about Mahlangu's condition after the accident, with TimesLIVE reporting that he had not been admitted to a local hospital.

Far East Rand Hospital spokesperson Linda Mkhondwane said:

“Mr Jabu Mahlangu was seen here at the hospital after he was involved in a car accident, but he was not admitted.”

The City Press article had quoted Mahlangu's lawyer Tony Mathe saying he had spent the night in hospital and released the next day. This was contradicted by Mkhondwane in the TimesLIVE piece, who, when asked if Mahlangu's injuries were not serious for him to be admitted, added:

“Yes, because he was released on the same day. It was just a check-up.”

This apparently poses a problem for Mahlangu, as the only permissible reason for leaving an accident is to be treated for injuries. This is compounded by the fact that fleeing the scene of an accident carries the punishment of a nine-year maximum prison sentence or a hefty R180 000 fine.

Muhsin Ertugral reckons young Jabu Pule was as good as Ronaldinho

Jabu Mahlangu, back when he was still known as Jabu Mahlangu, was a supremely gifted but troubled player who made headlines on and off the field.

As reported on Sports Brief, his former coach at Kaizer Chiefs, Muhsin Ertugral reckons that Mahlangu was an equal match for the Brazilian legend Ronaldinho.

Ertugral said that he had worked all over the world and Mahlangu was one of the most talented players that he had ever seen.

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Keba Mothoagae
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