President’s Zuma's bodyguard in crash!


THE details about an accident involving a presidential security vehicle have not yet been established.
A car driven by a man (24) believed to be one of President Jacob Zuma’s bodyguards, crashed head-on with a vehicle driven by a 28-year-old woman.
The crash happened on the M4 Northbound at Umhlanga, north of Durban on Tuesday evening.
Both drivers sustained moderate injuries and were taken to hospital.
It is believed the presidential security car, which allegedly had four other occupants, was part of a convoy transporting the president to King Shaka International Airport.
Crisis Medical spokeswoman Bianca Morrison said when paramedics arrived at the scene they were told that one of the cars involved was one of the presidential security vehicles escorting Zuma to the airport.
“He (Zuma) was not involved in the accident,” she said.
“Unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures. The other four occupants were not injured.”
Spokesman in the Office of the Presidency Bongani Ngqulunga referred all inquiries regarding the accident to the office of the national police minister as the presidential security vehicles belonged to them.
“Matters concerning the president’s protection are handled by them,” he said.
The police minister’s spokesman, Musa Zondi, said by SMS that he did not deal with operational issues.
A statement sent by Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, the spokesman in the office of the acting national police commissioner, confirmed the accident.
“A police officer attached to the Presidential Protection Service and a civilian woman were injured,” he said.
KZN police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane said a case of reckless driving and negligence was opened at Durban North Police Station, but no arrest had been made.