Yengeni's lawyer wants charges dropped

Sylvester Vogel says he will work hard to get Tony Yengeni's drunk driving charges dropped.

Africa National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) member Tony Yengeni. Picture: ANC

CAPE TOWN - The lawyer representing Africa National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) member Tony Yengeni, says he is working to get charges relating to his drunken driving arrest dropped.

Yengeni made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where his case was postponed to 12 August.

He was arrested last August, after allegedly being caught drunk behind the wheel of a Maserati in the Cape Town CBD.

His lawyer Sylvester Vogel said, "We're going to apply for better particulars, that is what we mentioned in court as well. By the next occasion, we would have made representation."

In 2007, Yengeni was also arrested for drunk driving, but was found not guilty in the ensuing trial, after it was alleged the blood samples had been tampered with.