Pretoria - The city of Tshwane has decided not to take any action, at this stage, against the city’s head of communications, Selby Bokaba. He was arrested in the early hours of Christmas morning for allegedly driving drunk.
Blessing Manale, City of Tshwane spokesperson told eNCA: "He was then taken to the Brooklyn police station where his blood tests were taken and he was released on warning. He will appear in court in about three months and we are waiting for the results of the blood tests."
The city said the incident was regrettable, and that they would not take any action against Bokaba just yet.
“We don't think that the situation has created any harm to public confidence and we think that he should remain employed by the city of Tshwane. ...This does not show any disregard on his side on our road safety campaign.”
Bokaba insisted that he was wrongfully arrested and was not over the limit as he only drank one glass of wine. The spokesman said he would be vindicated as soon as the results of the blood results are released.
If found guilty, Bokaba will join some of other high-profile drunk drivers.
ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu was nabbed in 2012 for driving under the influence; former Ekurhuleni Metro police chief Robert Mcbride was also convicted of drunken driving, but he later won an appeal against the conviction.