Zuma unhurt as drunk driver crashes into his convoy 

By Sihle Mavuso

The police have arrested a 51-year-old man and charged him with drunken, reckless and negligent driving after he crashed into former president Jacob Zuma’s official armoured state vehicle near Eshowe in northern KwaZulu-Natal early on Thursday night. 

Zuma and his bodyguards were not hurt and he was quickly evacuated from the scene of the crash on the R66 between Eshowe and Ulundi.

The motorist was detained at Eshowe police station and is expected to appear before the Eshowe Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

The head of the Independent Electoral Commission in KwaZulu-Natal, Musa Mkhize confirmed the accident.

“What is suspicious here is that the motorist went straight for Zuma’s car. That raises a lot of questions,” he said.

This incident happened hours after the IEC ruled on Thursday that Zuma was not eligible to occupy a seat in parliament for his uMkhonto Wesizwe party. 

Mosotho Moepya from the IEC told a media briefing that the MK party has been informed of the decision and so has the person who objected. 

Caption: Former president Jacob Zuma survived the accident. 

Picture: Sihle Mavuso/Scrolla.Africa


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