Charges have reportedly been dropped against a 70-year-old Cape Town man who was locked up for speeding as he raced to say goodbye to his dying wife.
IOL reported on Wednesday that Arnold Tembo has been cleared of all criminal charges after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) declined to prosecute him.
Tembo sighed a breath of relief after hearing the news on Tuesday as he buried his wife Joan, 74, the report said.
Tembo from Heidveld was left heartbroken after he was arrested last Wednesday as he rushed to Lentegeur Hospital to say goodbye to his dying wife.
He was busted despite trying to explain to cops why he was speeding.
“The cops pulled me over at the intersection of Vanguard Drive and the R300 and arrested me.
“They were rude and arrogant and didn’t even want to listen to me. They just arrested me and took me to Manenberg Police Station,” Tembo said at the time.