Mametsa spends night in jail
20 Oct 2008
Bulls wing John Mametsa allegedly spent Friday night in a Pretoria police station just a week ahead of the Absa Currie Cup final.
Mametsa was reported to be eating at a coffee shop when he witnessed a car accident involving team-mate Fudge Mabeta, who has played lock for the Bulls this season. Mabeta had allegedly bumped into a traffic official’s vehicle and Mametsa wanted to know why Mabeta was pushed against the car and searched.
Ettiene Smit, co-owner of the restaurant, told Die Rapport that an argument ensued and that Mametsa was slapped by a traffic official and then arrested. Smit questioned the officers but he too was threatened.
“They [the traffic officials] were arrogant and very aggressive and said I would be arrested too if I didn’t go away,” Smit told Die Rapport.
Police are investigating the incident.