Former Bafana Bafana international Bryce moon has been found guilty of culpable homicide.In 2009 Moon drove his German sedan, Mercedes Benz over a domestic worker and the women subsequently died in hospital.
At the time Moon was still a regular for Bafana Bafana and the darling of the fans. He was playing in Greece for one of the biggest teams there.
Initially moon pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him including murder, attempted murder and negligent and reckless driving.
After four years the case has finally come to an end, Moon guilty of culpable homicide. Another one bites the dust.
Sentence has not been passed though. Now Mzansi waiting to hear if he’d spend time in jail or be fined moola. He would certainly hope for the latter as he has plenty of it in the bank.
Bryce Moon is not the first soccer star to have killed while behind the wheel. Every now and then Mzansi sports starts do something that sends the country in shock and disbelief.
A couple of years ago, the darling of Mzansi diski and a legend in his own right Doctor Khumalo also caused an accident where a woman died. His car collided with a taxi.
Mzansi are still caught up on the Oscar Pistorius murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Bryce Moon would certainly be glad that his case concluded without much media hype. It happened so long ago that most Mzansians had forgotten about it already.
Puts sports starts on a pedestal by the media and make them super-human beings. The young people looking up on these guys must know that sports starts are also people and are prone to making mistakes.
Society is especially hard on the public figures. It expects them to be perfect all the time. Who can ever forget the rage after Jub Jub killed those boys.
By Siphiwo Nkonki