Cops won't confirm Yengeni arrest

2013-08-12 12:24
Tony Yengeni (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

Tony Yengeni (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

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Cape Town - Reports that ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni was arrested for drunken driving at the weekend could not be immediately confirmed on Monday.

Western Cape police would only say that a 58-year-old man was arrested on the corner of Somerset and Dixon Roads in Cape Town on Sunday for drunken driving.

"He was detained at Cape Town central police station for the duration of the night and released on bail this morning, 07:30 Monday," Captain Frederick van Wyk said.

"He is due to make a court appearance at Cape Town Magistrate's Court on 4th March 2014."

Van Wyk could not confirm that the individual arrested was Yengeni, who is 58.

Die Burger reported online on Monday that it 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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