Top W Cape official on tik charge

2012-08-13 18:28

Cape Town - A senior Western Cape government official will go on trial in November for alleged drug possession, lawyer William Booth said on Monday.

His client, 48-year-old David McNamara, would be back in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on November 8.

McNamara appeared on Monday following a knee operation and subsequent recovery period.

He was arrested on 28 June last year in the Cape Town CBD, allegedly in possession of a broken bottle neck used as a pipe to inhale the fumes of burning tik (crystal methamphetamine), and seven plastic bags containing tik residue.

McNamara, who is the provincial community development director, is on special leave pending internal proceedings.

The department's special programmes unit, which is involved in combating drug abuse, is part of his portfolio.

  • Jack - 2012-08-14 06:59

    Special leave - where have the days gone where Zille would immediately fire someone for something like this?

  • christopher.m.lowe - 2012-08-14 08:06

    Why doesn't Zille just fire his arse? In the real world his boss would have chucked him out on his ear. Why must we continue to pay his salary while he's on special leave?

  • djbakes - 2012-08-14 08:22

    News24 is famous for leaving out details of court cases just to get stats up. You'll probably find he had just confiscated the drugs off of a street kid. Either that or Mr McNamara is an idiot and we all know politicians are a well educated lot.

  • sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-08-14 11:22

    Lock him up and throw away the key...........wot is up with these officials, cannot keep their hands outta the evidence room more than likely ......

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