Actress Khanya Mkangisa has admitted to being wrong after a video of her being arrested for driving under the influence went viral on social media this past weekend.
During an interview on Metro FM this morning, Khanya said there was no excuse for drinking and driving.
She said that she does not like playing the victim and acknowledges that she was wrong. However, she revealed that the female police officer seen in the video provoked her.
In the video, Khanya is heard having a heated conversation with a female police officer. The actress alleged that she had been taunted by a police officer during the incident but was unsure of whether she would take legal action against the officer.
Social media users were upset about her behaviour in the video with many calling her rude.
"People don't even really know what happened. People don't know that this woman tortured me from before I even got out of my car, pushing me."
Police have not yet commented on Khanya's claims but according to TshisaLIVE, Khanya's attorney, Idemudia Uriesi, confirmed that the actress was arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving three weeks ago.
He said it was not known who recorded the video but he saw Khanya doing nothing wrong in the clip.
Khanya appeared in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on May 9 on the charges of common assault and driving under the influence. She was released on R1 500 bail. The actress is set to appear in court again early next month.
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