Tony Yengeni arrest unconfirmed

2013-08-12 12:23

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Reports that ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni was arrested for drunk driving at the weekend could not be immediately confirmed.

Western Cape police would only say today that a 58-year-old man was arrested on the corner of Somerset and Dixon roads in Cape Town yesterday for drunk driving.

“He was detained at Cape Town Central Police Station for the duration of the night and released on bail this morning, 7.30am Monday,” said Captain Frederick van Wyk.

“He is due to make a court appearance at the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court on March 4 2014.”

Van Wyk could not confirm if the individual arrested was Yengeni.

Beeld reported online today that its Cape Town sister newspaper, Die Burger, had seen Yengeni leaving police cells in the morning after paying bail of R500.

He was reportedly driving a Maserati when he was arrested.

In 2007, Yengeni was arrested in Goodwood on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was also granted R500 bail at the time. He was found not guilty on that case.

At the time, Yengeni was out on parole after his 2003 conviction for defrauding Parliament by failing to disclose a 47% discount on a 4x4 Mercedes-Benz.

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