Gospel star faces reckless driving charges

Sibongile Mashaba and Gugu Sibiya

Sibongile Mashaba and Gugu Sibiya

Award-winning gospel singer Deborah Fraser is facing charges of reckless and negligent driving.

This was after she lost control of her car when its brakes failed. Fraserknocked down a pedestrian and crashed into another car in the Johannesburg city centre on Wednesday morning.

Metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said: "A case of reckless and negligent driving has been opened. Investigations are still continuing."

Fraser told Sowetan yesterday: "I have been driving for a long time now but I have never seen anything like this in my life. One minute I was driving down Commissioner Street and the next I was frantically pumping on my brakes to no avail."

Fraser suffered a stiff neck.