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Health Worker Arrested For Drunk Driving In A State Car In Eastern Cape

An Eastern Cape Health Department staff member has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.The staffer was nabbed while driving a government car without authorisation.Alcohol was also allegedly found in the boot of the car.Eastern Cape Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba has condemned the incident, saying such behaviour will not be tolerated and if proven to be true, there will be serious consequences.“Such alleged behaviour does not only bring my office and the Department into disrepute, but by extension the entire provincial government and as such, it is condemned with the contempt it deserves. We cannot have officials who break the law.

“Such scandals have no place in government and whenever they happen, the people of the Eastern Cape must be rest assured that the department will decisively act.

The ban of alcohol sale and its distribution was re-reinstated under national lockdown alert level 3 to help the country focus more on the urgent fight against COVID-19.

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