DA councillor will face disciplinary action

The DA will investigate one of their ward councillors after he was allegedly driving drunk and crashed his car last Wednesday night, after election day.

A local councillor, who was arrested on the night of the general elections for allegedly driving drunk, will know his fate within his party once he appears in court in November this year.

The councillor allegedly crashed his luxury car into another vehicle, injuring two women in Musgrave Road shortly after voting was closed on Wednesday evening.

The councillor, who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, would not comment to Berea Mail and referred queries to the DA's provincial chairman Haniff Hoosen.

Sizwe Mchunu, the DA's provincial leader said the party was made aware of the incident. “It was brought to our attention and the councillor concerned will have to wait until such time as he appears and pleads in court.”

Mchunu said the DA could not act on the incident until the Councillor had appeared in court.

“We have an internal disciplinary process in place. The councillor is well aware of the internal disciplinary process that will unfold.”

Police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane confirmed that a case of drunken driving was opened at Berea SAPS for investigation. “It is alleged that about 10.45pm along Musgrave Road, a 41-year-old suspect allegedly lost control of his vehicle and collided with another vehicle. He was arrested after he was found to be under the influence of liquor. He will appear in the Durban Magistrates’ Court on 5 November,” added Zwane.

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