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2015-02-26 09:11

GETTING ALL FLUSTERED: Soapie star Siyabonga Twala became so flustered when he was stopped for speeding, he forgot to wait for penalty ticket. Image: Shutterstock.

DURBAN, kwaZulu-Natal - KZN traffic cops are looking for a former Generations soapie star and lead actor in the ' Isibaya' TV series after he was clocked at 153km/h north of Durban on Wednesday (Feb 25 2015).

Traffic management spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said Siyabonga Twala was stopped by officers from the RTI's Groutville office while driving a borrowed car on the N2 near Ballito. An officer recorded Twala's details and handed his licence back to him but the actor sped off without accepting his R1500 penalty notice.

"The officer managed to take down his details but then he ran away. He can be arrested because he failed to comply with the lawful instructions of an officer," the spokesperson said.

RUSHING TO A MEETING

She added that the officer had taken details of the licence and was inserting other details on the form, such as the date by when Twala needed to pay the fine, when the actor simply got in the car and drove off.

Mngomezulu said the officer was told by Twala that "he was rushing to a meeting with our HOD [head of department]. I asked my HOD. He [the HOD] had no idea what I was talking about."

She said that when the RTI tracked the vehicle's owner, the owner said he "had an agreement" that Twala could use the vehicle.

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