Tony Yengeni case continues

2016-02-10 07:08
Tony Yengeni outside court. (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Tony Yengeni outside court. (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

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Cape Town – The drunken driving case against ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni is expected to continue in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Yengeni was previously granted R5 000 bail. He was arrested in Green Point, Cape Town after being pulled over while driving his white Maserati erratically in 2013.

As an alternative to the drunken driving charge, Yengeni allegedly drove with a blood-alcohol level of 0.25%, five times the legal limit of 0.05%.

In January, Sergeant Jonas Gomba, who took Yengeni into custody in 2013, told the court he called for back-up after four men tried to obstruct him during Yengeni’s arrest.

"They arrived at the scene and told me I am not allowed to handcuff him, asking if I know who this man was. One of them approached me in a threatening way," Gomba said.

He said Yengeni was being "riotous", and swore and pointed his finger at him after he was pulled over after nearly hitting a curb. He apparently refused to take a breathalyser test.

Advocate Dirk Uijs, for Yengeni, said his client refused as the kit had not been sealed.

Gomba said that while he was driving Yengeni to have him charged, the politician expressed regret for his behaviour.

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