That’s because the sexy actress from Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal, who plays Nonny in the SABC2 soapie, was nabbed by Joburg Metro Police officers for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
Sandton police spokesman Warrant Officer Moses Maphakela confirmed a case of drinking and driving was opened against the inviting Gwala, who was then arrested and detained at the police station.
“The charges were withdrawn at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning,” said Maphakela.
But he would not say why the charges were withdrawn.
According to a police statement seen by Sunday World, Gwala (30) was stopped minutes into the early hours of Saturday morning during a roadblock. She was then tested for alcohol.
The roadblock was manned by members of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department on the corner of Rivonia and Kopje Roads in Morningside, Sandton.
She was driving a blue Audi A5, according to the officer who administered her Breathalyser test before booking her.
“He explained to her the reasons for stopping her, and asked her to blow into the Breathalyser. The results came back at 0.38 mg/L, above the legal limit. She was then arrested,” read the police statement in part.
Gwala had not responded to queries at the time of going to press