Yengeni's blood alcohol test challenged in court

2016-02-12 16:11
Tony Yengeni (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Tony Yengeni (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

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Cape Town – The legal team for ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengen is challenging the admissibility of his blood alcohol results from his arrest for drunk driving in 2013.

Prosecutor Leon Snyman on Friday argued that the Cape Town Magistrate's Court should provisionally accept the blood analysis documentation.

"What is there is sufficient to be ruled prima facie at this stage," he told Magistrate Grant Engel.

He referred to case law to support his argument.

Advocate Dirk Uijs, for Yengeni, said the State could hand the results to the court if it wished.

"However I don't need to concede that this statement contains sufficient evidence to convict the accused on any matter… I am not conceding as to the weight of the evidence."

Engel gave both parties time to prepare argument on the matter.

Yengeni is due back in court next month.


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