Former Ekurhuleni Mayor, Mzwandile Masina has poured cold water on allegations that he drove a state blue-light vehicle without authority and whilst under the influence of alcohol in August last year.

Masina was allegedly involved in what he described as ‘a minor accident.’

He denies that he did anything wrong and says he was authorised to drive the car.

Masina was speaking to the SABC in an exclusive interview, Masina said he would subject himself to the courts.

“I will subject myself to the courts because there is nothing wrong I did because for five years I have been driving myself and that specific day, I lost my aunt. I went home and then there was a minor accident. And this car is a car that is given to the Mayor, it’s not a car that is given to somebody else. And the law provides for it and so whoever wants to go to court with that, they can, but I was not drunk. I was from home, there was a bereavement and in the police dockets, they spoke to me, they spoke to the other driver, they took our statements and you test someone you suspect is drunk. I was not tested because I was not drunk.”

SABC News political editor, Mzwandile Mbeje in conversation with former Ekurhuleni mayor, Mzwandile Masina