| Senior ANC member Madoda Papiyana arrested on drunk driving cost – once more

  • Madoda Papiyana, who was arrested on 17 April 2020 for alleged drunk driving and violating Stage 5 lockdown rules by transporting liquor, has allegedly performed it once more.
  • Papiyana was arrested over the Easter weekend for allegedly driving beneath the affect, the Japanese Cape police confirmed.
  • The newest case comes months after he was reinstated as ANC chief whip within the Chris Hani District Municipality and a regional treasurer.

Senior ANC Japanese Cape member Madoda Papiyana has been arrested on a cost of drunk driving lower than a yr after he was arrested on the identical cost.

He was arrested over the Easter weekend for allegedly driving drunk.

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In April 2020, Papiyana was arrested on a drunk driving cost and for allegedly violating alert Stage 5 lockdown rules by transporting liquor.

He was compelled to step down from his positions as ANC chief whip within the Chris Hani District Municipality and the occasion’s regional treasurer after his 2020 arrest. He was later reinstated to these positions after the fees towards him have been provisionally withdrawn by the Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

However NPA spokesperson Luxolo Tyali warned that Papiyana was not off the hook but within the first case.

Tyali stated whereas the fees had been provisionally withdrawn, it didn’t imply Papiyana was acquitted.

Costs withdrawn

He stated expenses have been withdrawn pending an investigation, including that “as quickly because the investigations have been accomplished, the case will likely be re-enrolled”.

Papiyana’s political profession hangs within the stability as soon as once more because the Japanese Cape ANC informed News24 it could direct Papiyana to step apart once more as quickly because it receives affirmation of the recent expenses towards him.

Japanese Cape police confirmed that Papiyana had been arrested once more on Sunday.

“[The] SAPS can affirm {that a} 38-year-old suspect was amongst the 94 arrested for drunken driving on Sunday evening at about 20:00 and paid bail of R500,” police spokesperson Colonel Sibongile Soci stated.

Soci stated he would seem once more within the Komani Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on 22 October 2021.

Within the 17 April 2020 incident, Papiyana was arrested for allegedly making an attempt to flee a roadblock outdoors Elliot.

He was charged with contravening the Catastrophe Administration Act and was later launched on R1 000 bail.

Shortly after that incident, Papiyana resigned because the occasion’s chief whip within the Chris Hani District Municipality and as regional treasurer after the occasion requested him to step apart.

On Tuesday, Japanese Cape ANC provincial secretary Lulama Ngcukayithobi confirmed Papiyana’s reinstatement to all his positions.

“Bear in mind Papiyana resigned as a chief whip and stepped apart as a regional treasurer when he was indicted and confronted expenses. He was subsequently acquitted of these expenses, and as such, the ANC needed to assessment its determination on condition that there was no pending case towards him,” Ngcukayithobi stated.

Requested what the ANC’s stance on Papiyana’s newest arrest was, Ngcukayithobi stated: “We’ve got not but acquired the genuine report about this incident, but when he has been charged once more about the identical problem we are going to comply with our inside processes – together with a directive that he step apart. If he refuses, we will likely be left with no possibility however to invoke constitutional provisions in keeping with the not too long ago adopted pointers.”

Final month, the ANC revealed that Papiyana was one among 15 ANC members who have been reported to the occasion’s nationwide integrity committee and dispute decision committee for varied offences.

Papiyana couldn’t be reached instantly for remark.

His response will likely be added to this text as soon as acquired.

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