Yengeni faces full wrath of the law

2013-08-18 10:03
Tony Yengeni (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

Tony Yengeni (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

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Cape Town - Cape Town’s mayoral chief of safety and security, Jean-Pierre Smith, has vowed to throw the book at ANC NEC member Tony Yengeni  due to repeated transgressions on city roads.

Nicknamed the “Gucci socialist” for his expensive tastes, he was arrested last Sunday for allegedly driving his Maserati GranCabrio while under the influence of alcohol in Green Point. The vehicle also had no front number plate, reported the Sunday Times.

“Mr Yengeni breaks the law with impunity,” said Smith. “He is the worst offender you can find on the road.”

“This time the metro police are making sure that the book will be thrown at him,” he added.

Smith said there was surveillance video footage of the Maserati driving erratically. “I want to make it clear that Mr Yengeni was not targeted or set up by the metro police,” he said.

“He was caught by a metro police officer for swerving across the road and with no number plates. The officer had no idea who was in the car.”

Three times over the limit

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

According to Die Burger, 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 driving and spent the night in the holding cells at Cape Town central police station.

Yengeni was released on bail of R500 on Monday morning. He will reappear in court on 4 March 2014.

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