ANC spokesperson arrested for drunken driving

Traffic police in Cape Town have arrested African National Congress spokesperson Jackson Mthembu for alleged drunken driving on the N2 at 7am on Thursday morning.

Mthembu was taken to the Mowbray police station and then to Athlone for breathalyser tests, according to a police source.

By mid-morning, journalists and photographers had gathered outside the Mowbray police station waiting for Mthembu to come out into the glare of the sunshine.

Police confirmed that a 51-year old male had been arrested by members of the traffic police on the N2 coming into Cape Town, near Raapenberg Road, at 7am.

Police said the man had been charged with drunken-driving, but his details would not be released until he had appeared in court.


ANC spokesperson Brian Sokutu told the Mail & Guardian on Thursday morning that he could not comment when asked about Mthembu’s arrrest.

“We have been instructed not to say anything on this until the matter has been investigated,” he said.

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