Mthembu guilty of drunk driving

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu has been convicted of drunk driving following a plea agreement with prosecutors.

He appeared in Cape Town's Wynberg magistrate's court yesterday where he was sentenced to a fine of R12000, half of which was suspended for five years. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of driving in the dedicated bus and taxi lane on Cape Town's N2 freeway on the day of his arrest, for which he was fined R500.

His driver's licence will be endorsed.

Mthembu, 51, was represented in court by senior Cape Town advocate Norman Arendse.

Mthembu was pulled over by a member of the city's ghost squad, an unmarked traffic unit, as he was driving in the bus lane just before 8am on March 11. - Sapa