Premier's arrested driver had a gun
THE driver of the premier of KwaZulu-Natal, who was arrested for speeding and drunken driving, was also in possession of a firearm, the National Prosecuting Authority said yesterday.
Maziwinkosi Petros Gwala appeared briefly in the Mtunzini Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of speeding and driving under the influence. Gwala was released on R1000 bail.
NPA spokeswoman Natasha Ramkisson said he had also been charged with being in possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. The 42-year-old was driving on the N2 on Tuesday at Fairbreeze near Mtunzini in KwaZulu-Natalwhen he was caught allegedly doing 183kmh in a 120kmh zone.
However, Ramkisson said the case against Gwala was postponed to October 15 to await the outcome of blood tests taken after his arrest.
These tests would reveal his blood alcohol level.