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Top boxing promoter in car crash

By Bongani Magasela | Dec 03, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 7 ]

TOP boxing promoter Mzimasi Mnguni narrowly escaped death yesterday when his Land Rover collided head-on with a bakkie, leaving two of the three occupants of the bakkie dead.

The third occupant is said to be in a critical condition in hospital.

The accident happened on Black Road between Mdantsane and East London and Mnguni was admitted to St Dominic's Hospital in East London for observation overnight.

He suffered cuts from the broken windscreen and was complaining of severe chest pain.

Boxing South Africa's Eastern Cape representative, Phakamile Jacobs, was at the scene of the accident soon after it had happened.

He said the bakkie that collided with Mnguni's car was pulling a trailer carrying corrugated iron.

Colonel Kobus Smith of the Cambridge police station said he could not officially confirm the accident, but he had heard about it from a traffic officer.

While being admitted to hospital, the revered former boxing trainer, who produced IBF champions Welcome "The Hawk" Ncita, Mbulelo "Slayer" Botile, Vuyani "The Beast" Bungu and Zolani "Tiger" Petelo, said: "If it was not for the fact that I was driving a big car, I would have died. I have severe chest pains. The x-rays showed no signs of severe internal damage".

- Additional reporting by Mogomotsi Selebi

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Chineke!!! That's baddooo.

Dec 03, 2012 7:24 | 0 replies

Festive season begins on a not so festive note - again.

It must have been a hectic weekend as the Freestate health MEC was also killed and the poor Japs had a tunnel collapse on them. Bad moon for driving, it seems

Dec 03, 2012 7:32 | 0 replies

@mommaC

our festives are cursed...more deaths intsead of celebrations..

Dec 03, 2012 7:51 | 0 replies

Probably survived because of extra safety features in the Land Rover. People need to take extra care....it's the silly and dangerous season once again. Drunk driving increases; everyone in a hurry to get to the next party, holiday destination or shopping mall, or nowhere....so accidents increase as well. Say a prayer before travelling...too many dark forces at play.

Dec 03, 2012 8:33 | 0 replies

I am still apealing to all the drivers to take it easy, stop rushing to your visit, relax and take your time, stop and rest on the road, don't speed, speed kills.

Dec 03, 2012 10:38 | 0 replies

My granny used to call December * wayidlokova*.....December is cursed and needs prayers

Dec 03, 2012 11:2 | 0 replies

Who was drunk?

Dec 03, 2012 11:53 | 0 replies