Judgment expected in Yengeni's drunk driving trial

2017-03-17 05:29
Tony Yengeni outside court. (Tammy Petersen, News24)

Tony Yengeni outside court. (Tammy Petersen, News24)

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Cape Town – The Cape Town Community Court is expected to deliver a judgment in the drunk driving trial of ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni.

Yengeni was arrested in Green Point on August 12, 2013, while apparently driving his white Maserati erratically.

He previously testified that he had had only had three sips of traditional African beer that day. Yengeni said he had been at a family gathering for a traditional ceremony in Gugulethu earlier in the afternoon and had had nothing else to drink.

He said he had drunk umqombothi (home-brewed beer) many times before without incident, and that it had a low alcohol content compared to spirits.

He previously claimed his prosecution was part of a political conspiracy against him.

In a separate matter in 2007 Yengeni was found not guilty of drunk driving after he was arrested in Goodwood, Cape Town.

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