Balfour mum over Yengeni

2007-11-28 00:00

Balfour was caught off guard while visiting Kokstad yesterday when asked about the progress of the drunken driving case involving Yengeni.

Yengeni was arrested in Cape Town on Sunday after swerving his black BMW on to an island. He is alleged to have been driving drunk.

The incident happened while Yengeni is still serving parole, in terms of which he may not drink alcohol.

“I have no comment about Yengeni’s matter as I gave instructions that the matter be investigated,” said Balfour, adding that he is still awaiting the report.

Balfour’s visit to Kokstad was to launch Operation Vala, a project aimed at intensifying security at the Bhongweni Super Maximum Prisons. “We know that they [inmates] like escaping towards December because they want to spend Christmas with their families,” he said.

Balfour said that his department is rolling out about R1 billion worth of monitors and high-security fencing with motion detectors and cameras.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.