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BREAKING: High-Profile ANC Leader Has Been ARRESTED

There is a sense that a large cohort of ANC members believe they are above reproach and as such they engage in criminal activities perhaps knowing they would not face any consequences, but a high-profile ANC leader has received some reality check after he was arrested.

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According to DispatchLive, Chris Hani District ANC Chief Whip has been arrested for drunken driving on Saturday, and Police have confirmed that he has already appeared in court and has been released on bail of R500.

"Police can confirm that a 38-year-old suspect was among the 94 arrested for drunken driving on Saturday night at about 8pm and paid bail of R500," said police spokesperson Colonel Sibongile Soci.

He is expected to appear again in the Queenstown magistrate's court on 22 October.

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Papiyana who is somewhat of a controversial figure, was arrested in last year for breaking Covid-19 lockdown regulations, but his case was provisionally withdrawn pending further investigation, police confirmed at the time.

After his first arrest he reportedly resigned as Chief Whip but performed an acrobatic U-turn to and got reinstated in his position. Another Councillor in the area has labelled Papiyana's behaviour unbecoming, saying he has brought the party into disrepute.

"This kind of behaviour has brought the ANC into disrepute," the councillor said.

What do you make Papiyana's arrest, does it it somehow show that nobody is above the law?

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