Kerzner in court after roadblock stop
Cape Town businessman Brandon Kerzner made a transient appearance in a Port Elizabeth court after he was nabbed at a roadblock in Walmer for allegedly drinking and driving.
Kerzner, 43, the son of hotel magnate Sol Kerzner, was in Port Elizabeth on business at the time of his arrest.
He is out on warning.
Kerzner is represented by Port Elizabeth lawyer Lunen Meyer and top advocate Mike Hellens SC, who has acted for the likes of the Gupta family and Jacob Zuma.
Kerzner was arrested at a roadblock in Heugh Road, Walmer, on the night of September 28 2017, while driving a modest Toyota station wagon.
He faces the alternative charge to drunk driving, one of an excessive amount of alcohol in the blood.
For drunk driving, one’s driving ability must be impaired.
With the alternative charge the state must prove his blood alcohol content exceeded that of the prescribed legal limit of 0.05ml per 100ml.
If found guilty, Kerzner faces a fine and possible suspension of his driver’s licence.
On Wednesday last week he made a brief appearance in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court, where his case was provisionally postponed to June 6.
Meyer said on Friday that the defence had made a lengthy request to the Deputy Director for Public Prosecutions (DDPP) to be furnished with further particulars in relation to the case.
The DDPP had not yet responded to their request and was given until June 6 to do so.
Meyer said Kerzner, whose family developed Sun City, had been in the Bay on business at the time and had co-operated fully with the police.