Mayor arrested in CT after ignoring cops

2014-04-06 12:00
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - Tlokwe mayor Khotso Khumalo is in hot water after refusing to pull over in Cape Town following a night out at last weekend’s jazz festival, reports the Sunday Times.

According to the newspaper, Cape Town councillor JP Smith said Khumalo ignored authorities and carried on driving after being told to stop. Eventually it took six cars to corner him.

The officers did not know who he was but he “was insistent on pointing out he was the mayor”, said Smith who added that a blood sample was drawn from Khumalo who refused to blow into a breathalyser.

Khumalo was charged with reckless and negligent driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

This latest arrest adds to a long list of arrests by police in Cape Town of high profile ANC leaders for drunk driving. Among them was Tony Yengeni who was arrested in August last year.

Three times over the limit

Yengeni was nearly three times over the legal blood alcohol limit when he was arrested for alleged drunken driving.

Die Burger reported that Yengeni was pulled over by metro police officials in Green Point when they noticed he did not appear to have proper control of his vehicle, a Maserati.

He was accompanied by two women at the time, according to the report.

Yengeni's wife, Lumka, told Die Burger she knows who the two women are, but would not give their names.

A breathalyser test found Yengeni had 0.69mg of alcohol per 1 000ml of air. The legal limit is 0.24mg per 1 000ml. He was arrested on a charge of drunken

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