Yengeni to hear fate in drunk driving case in March

2017-01-27 20:10
Tony Yengeni (Tammy Petersen, News24)

Tony Yengeni (Tammy Petersen, News24)

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Cape Town - Judgment will be handed down in African National Congress NEC member Tony Yengeni’s drunk driving trial in two months. 

Closing arguments were heard in the Cape Town Community Court on Friday, three-and-a-half years after Yengeni was arrested in Green Point on August 12 2013. He was allegedly seen driving his white Maserati erratically. 

Judgment will be handed down on March 17.

READ: State asks for arrest warrant after Tony Yengeni fails to appear in court

He previously testified that he had had only had three sips of traditional African beer that day. Yengeni said he had been at a family gathering for a traditional ceremony in Gugulethu earlier in the afternoon and had had nothing else to drink.

He said he had drunk umqombothi (home-brewed beer) many times before without incident, and that it had a low alcohol content compared to spirits.

He previously claimed he was being prosecuted as part of a political conspiracy against him.

In a separate matter in 2007, Yengeni was found not guilty of drunk driving after he was arrested in Goodwood, Cape Town.

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