Major-Gen Zuma to appear for drunk driving

Major-Gen Bethuel Mondli Zuma
Major-Gen Bethuel Mondli Zuma

Major-Gen Bethuel Mondli Zuma, who was set to become Gauteng’s new provincial police commissioner, will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges relating to drunk driving and evading police.

Zuma, 46, who faces four counts for allegedly trying to evade a roving anti-alcohol patrol in 2008, appeared in court on Tuesday.

The case was adjourned to Wednesday because trial Magistrate Riad Abrahams was on a course.

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega announced Zuma’s appointment as Gauteng police commissioner on August 31, but withdrew it when it emerged that he had a case pending against him. – Sapa