Kunene, the Lamborghini, the ‘hot girls’ and the fine

Sushi scoffer and fraud convict Kenny Kunene was bundled into the back of a police van outside his ZAR nightclub in Cape Town on Sunday night and then fined R200 — for overloading his luxury Lamborghini with “seriously hot white girls”.

When contacted by the Mail & Guardian, the bling-king protested that it was all because he had acted as a good Samaritan, saving “two young white girls” from a mugging.

“I was driving down Somerset Road [in Greenpoint, where ZAR is situated] in my Lamborghini when I saw these two young white girls struggling with a guy. I stopped to help them and got them both into my car and drove off. I was taking them to where they were going when the police stopped me,” said Kunene.

According to Kunene, police questioned him about his black Lamborghini not having a registration plate and about overloading the sleek two-seater sports car.

Said Kunene: “They also asked me if I was drunk and I told them that I was not. They insisted on taking me to the police station for a breathalyser test, but when we got to the station I was fined R200 for overloading. They didn’t test me for alcohol.”


‘Tearing up and down the road’
According to eyewitnesses, Kunene had been “tearing up and down the road” in his high-performance car before the incident.

Said one eyewitness, who asked not to be named: “He was roaring up and down for a while, making a lot of noise. When he was stopped by police, there must have been about 10 of them around the car: about five white cops and five coloured and black cops.”

Another witness confirmed that Kunene had been in the company of two “seriously hot white girls — they both looked pretty young. One was dressed in jeans, the other in a skimpy black number”.

Kunene, who has gained notoriety in recent months for his lavish lifestyle, which has included accumulating expensive sports cars and throwing bashes where guests devour sushi off the bodies of semi-naked women, was unabashed about the incident: “They called a guy to fetch them from where they were going. My only regret was that I didn’t get a chance to get their phone numbers. They were so beautiful.”

Asked by the M&G if he had not been concerned about being arrested for kerb-crawling — Somerset Road is a strip notorious for its prostitutes — Kunene said: “No, these were decent girls. I’m in the business of clubbing so I can spot a hooker a mile away and these were decent girls.”

Kunene was also fined R500 for driving an unlicensed vehicle.

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Niren Tolsi
Niren Tolsi is a freelance journalist whose interests include social justice, citizen mobilisation and state violence, protest, the Constitution and Constitutional Court, football and Test cricket.

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