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Actor in court for drunken driving

Thato Molamu is facing charges of drunken driving. Photo: Facebook

South African actor and radio personality Thato Molamo (32) appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

The former |SABC1 hit soapie Generations star was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend.

Police spokesperson David Mavimbela said Molamo was spotted driving his Jaguar erratically at the corner of Nelson Mandela Drive and Rissik Street in Sunnyside in Pretoria during the early hours of Friday morning.

When police stopped him they allegedly found Molamo to be under the influence of alcohol and he was detained.

He has since been released on R1 000 bail.

Also read: TV/radio personality arrested for drunken driving in Pretoria

Through a court interpreter, Molamo told the court on Tuesday he would be representing himself.

The state prosecutor told the court that this was a “high profile case”.

The magistrate said the court made provision for legal representation, should Molamo need it.

He will appear in court again on 29 June.

He acted the role of Nicholas in the previous version of Generations and is about to start his Sunday afternoon show on East Coast radio on 28 May.

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