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[LISTEN] Imagine spending 7 days in jail for drunk driving before bail hearing

This is a proposal by the Road Traffic Management Corporation which wants the act of driving under the influence to be moved from being a Schedule 2 offence to a Schedule 5 or 6 under the Criminal Procedure Act.

JOHANNESBURG - Imagine being behind bars for seven days before you even make a court appearance for your bail application for driving under the influence?

This is a proposal by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) which wants the act of driving under the influence to be moved from being a Schedule 2 offence to a Schedule 5 or 6 under the Criminal Procedure Act, making them at the same level as murder and rape.

Speaking to Talk Radio 702’s Bongani Bingwa on Monday, Howard Dembovsky from the Justice Project South Africa says there is nothing new about this proposal as a similar proposal has been standing since 2015.

However, Dembovsky says he does not support this proposal.

Listen to the audio above for more.

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