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2013-01-18 12:11

BLATENT DISREGARD FOR THE LAW: Frans Molekwa ignored the very rules of the road he taught his pupils, such not speaking on your cellphone while driving.

PRETORIA - A former driving instructor was sentenced by the Pretoria North High Court to five years in jail, after he caused the deaths of two of his students in 2006, Beeld reported.

Frans Molekwa (39), was talking on his cellphone and weaving through traffic while en route to the Hammanskraal traffic department with five students in his car.

THE COST OF CARELESSNESS

He lost control of the vehicle and it overturned, killing passengers Thato Moloto, a state prosecutor and mother of a five-month-old baby, and Quentin Markus Boshof (19).

Molekwa and three other passengers were seriously injured in the crash.

During court proceedings, he pleaded guilty to two charges of culpable homicide.

Advocate and State prosecutor Tania Carstens said Molekwa deserved a long prison sentence: "The victims and their families were all physically, emotionally and financially compromised. There were huge medical and funeral bills. The accused was reckless and should never be allowed behind a steering wheel again."

Magistrate Ben van Schalkwyk on Thursday suspended Molekwa's licence for five years, and handed down an effective five-year prison sentence.

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