Sushi King slapped with spot fines

2011-02-22 12:27

Businessman and ex-convict Kenny Kunene paid two fines worth R700 for overloading and driving his unlicensed R2.5 million Lamborghini Gallardo in Greenpoint, Cape Town.

Cape Town police spokesperson Warrant Officer Bheki Xulu said Kunene was not arrested but slapped with the spot fines.
“No docket was opened,” Xulu said.

The incident happened a stone’s throw from Kunene’s ZAR Lounge at the Cape Royale Hotel on Somerset Road.

Kunene paid a R500 fine for his unlicensed luxury car and R200 for overloading.

He owns another ZAR Lounge in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Kunene was driving with two female passengers in the two-seater car, according to an eyewitness, who did not want to be identified.

“The incident happened at about 9pm on Sunday,” the eyewitness said.

The eyewitness identified the car as a Lamborghini Gallardo, which costs between R1.8 million and R2.5 million in South Africa.

A friend of Kunene’s drove the car back to ZAR.

Kunene was spotted at the Cape Town International Airport on Monday, according to the eyewitness.

Dubbed the Sushi King for hosting parties where sushi was eaten off the body of half-naked models, Kunene is no stranger to controversy.

He eventually agreed to stop such parties following an outcry from the ANC, its women’s league and allies.

Kunene spent six years at the Grootvlei Prison in the Free State for fraud in the 1990s.

Kunene could not be reached for comment.

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