Drinking spree lands man in court
The expensive booze included 30 tots of Glenfiddich for R1,950, 30 tots of Johnny Walker Black Label for R1,000 and a further 30 tots of Chivas Regal for another R1,000
A PORT Elizabeth IT consultant who allegedly clocked up a R20,000 booze, food and overnight accommodation bill at a swanky Sunshine Coast hotel appeared briefly in court yesterday on charges of fraud.
Nqaba Fulani Jacobs and a group of friends allegedly drank more than R10,000 worth of expensive whisky and other alcohol during an overnight stay at Port Alfred's My Pond Hotel on the banks of the Kowie River a month ago.
The expensive booze included 30 tots of Glenfiddich for R1,950, 30 tots of Johnny Walker Black Label for R1,000 and a further 30 tots of Chivas Regal for another R1,000.
Jacobs, who was asked by magistrate Walter le Grange at his first appearance last month whether he had entertained expensive whisky lover Julius Malema by running up such a huge alcohol bill in a night, had his R3,000 bail extended yesterday by acting magistrate XDlulisa.
Prosecutor Paul Rossouw requested the case be postponed to May 22 for consultation between the state and Jacobs's defence attorney Hein Audie to sort out a mountain of receipts from the overnight stay.
Jacobs claims he was on his way to East London when a friend phoned and told him to stop by in Port Alfred for drinks. He says he was taken to My Pond and offered drinks and later a key for a room, which he took because he did not want to drive while under the influence of alcohol.
The next day, he allegedly left without paying the bill.
He was later arrested and told police he was unaware that the bill had not been paid.