Yengeni's Maserati attracts cops' attention
YET another luxury car has landed controversial ANC heavyweight Tony Yengeni in hot water.
Yengeni was nabbed in Cape Town yesterday for driving without a front number plate and for an expired licence disc.
Councillor JP Smith, responsible for safety and security, said traffic officers first noticed the former ANC chief whip's Maserati because of the missing number plate.
"They pulled him off for not displaying his front number plate and as they were preparing to give him a fine they discovered that the vehicle registration on his window had actually expired," Smith said.
"He produced the number plate, which they said he must fix immediately. He had an updated disc with him but he had failed to display it, so they gave him a R500 fine and a R300 alternative fine."
Smith said it was common for people to drive without number plates to avoid the cameras, and often claimed the plates had fallen off.
Yengeni, who heads the ANC's political school, was jailed in 2006 for receiving a discount on a Mercedes Benz 4x4 as a bribe connected to the arms deal.
He could not be reached for comment yesterday.