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Yengeni’s defence accuses witness of falsifying evidence

Yengeni is on trial on drunk driving charges following his arrest in Green Point three years ago.

Tony Yengeni’s drunk driving case was postponed in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Friday 12 February. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN
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CAPE TOWN – Drunk driving accused Tony Yengeni’s defence is trying to discredit a crucial state witness, accusing him of falsifying evidence.

The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) member is on trial in Cape Town on drunk driving charges following his arrest in Green Point three years ago

The trial yesterday was in-part focused on the conduct of the arresting officer.

Yengeni’s lawyer Dirk Uijs continued where he left off in a previous appearance, accusing Metro Police sergeant Jonas Gomba of manufacturing notes in his pocket book.

Uijs said he finds it suspicious that entries about Yengeni’s case were longer compared to those of other cases.

He also told the court he was concerned there's no evidence that senior officers checked and signed the book.

But officer Melvin Loggenstein who issues the pocketbooks, denied the notes were falsified.

Loggenstein said there's safe-keeping for the books, but conceded the system's not full proof.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)


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