Cops put brakes on flying breakfast host

Everson Luhanga

POWER Breakfast host Faith Mangope was arrested on Friday allegedly clocking 163 km/h in a 100 km/h driving zone.

Police said she was driving on the M1 South in her grey Mercedes-Benz when national traffic cops stopped and arrested her in the early hours of Friday morning.

Mangope co-hosts the show with Iman Rappetti from 6-9am on Power 987.

Sandton police spokesperson Captain Bheki Xulu said Mangope was taken to the Sandton police Station and later appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.

She was charged with reckless and negligent driving.

Mangope paid R1 000 bail. 

Faith is not the only one who has been arrested for speeding. She has joined the likes of:  

•    Cliff Central’s Gareth Cliff

•    DJ Sbu, then an Ukhozi FM favourite, was caught in December 2007

•    Former 5FM favourite DJ Fresh, AKA Thato Sikwane, was caught in August 2009

•    And other prominent pollical figures.

Xulu said she will be back in Randburg Magistrate court on 27 October.

Scrolla.Africa team contacted Faith but her phone went unanswered.

Picture source: @FaithMangope