Prince in court on drunk rap

2008-04-22 00:00

PRINCE Sifiso Zulu appeared briefly at the Durban Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Heads turned when Zulu entered the tiny court flanked by his two hefty bodyguards.

When Zulu was stopped at a roadblock on the western freeway in July 2006, his blood alcohol was three times over the legal limit.

Two weeks ago, a warrant of arrest was issued when Zulu did not appear in court on the charges.

Zulu was arrested, but when he appeared in court, he was released on a warning. During yesterday’s appearance, he was again released on a warning until May 23.

The case was adjourned so statements can be handed to the defence team.

The drunk driving charge is separate from the probe into a hit-and-run crash on March 29 involving Zulu’s BMW X5, in which two Mangosuthu University of Technology students — Hlengiwe Dlamini and Sidumisile Mncube — were killed when the driver of Zulu’s car skipped a robot and hit a van carrying 12 people.

No arrests have been made.

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