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Yengeni arrest report unconfirmed

061208 Former ANC chief whip in Parliament and convicted fraudster Tony Yengeni is seen outside the Goodwood Magistrate's Court on Friday, 5 December 2008 where his drunk driving trial continued. Yengeni was arrested for drunk driving in Goodwood, Cape Town in November 2007. At the time he was on no-alcohol parole, following a spell in jail for fraud. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

061208 Former ANC chief whip in Parliament and convicted fraudster Tony Yengeni is seen outside the Goodwood Magistrate's Court on Friday, 5 December 2008 where his drunk driving trial continued. Yengeni was arrested for drunk driving in Goodwood, Cape Town in November 2007. At the time he was on no-alcohol parole, following a spell in jail for fraud. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

Published Aug 12, 2013

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Cape Town - Reports that ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni was arrested for drunk driving at the weekend could not be immediately confirmed on Monday.

Western Cape police would only say that a 58-year-old man was arrested on the corner of Somerset and Dixon Roads in Cape Town on Sunday for drunk driving.

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"He was detained at Cape Town central police station for the duration of the night and released on bail this morning, 7.30am Monday," Captain Frederick van Wyk said.

"He is due to make a court appearance at Cape Town Magistrate's Court on 4th March 2014."

Van Wyk could not confirm that the individual arrested was Yengeni.

Beeld reported online on Monday that its Cape Town sister newspaper Die Burger had seen Yengeni leaving police cells in the morning after paying bail of R500.

He was reportedly driving a Maserati when he was arrested.

In 2007, Yengeni was arrested in Goodwood on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was also granted R500 bail at the time. He was found not guilty on that case.

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At the time, Yengeni was out on parole after his 2003 conviction for defrauding Parliament by failing to disclose a 47 percent discount on a 4X4 Mercedes-Benz. - Sapa

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