ANC spokesperson to appear in court for alleged drunk driving

2010-03-24 11:04

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu is expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court today on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Mthembu was arrested in Cape Town on March 11 after being pulled off because he was driving in a bus lane.
Members of the so-called ghost squad, the city’s unmarked high-performance traffic unit, took him for a breathalyser test on suspicion that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

JP Smith, Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for safety and security, at the time said that Mthembu registered 0.87 milligrams while the legal limit is 0.24 milligrams of alcohol per 1 000 millilitres of breath.

Mthembu was held in custody on the day of his arrest for several hours to allow him to sober up.

During that time he continued giving media interviews over his cellphone and even sang to a Sapa journalist.

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