Two die in crash involving KZN premier's bodyguard
Two people died in an accident involving KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu’s bodyguard in the KwaZulu-Natal highway on Friday night, his office confirmed.
Mchunu’s spokesperson Ndabezinhle Sibiya said the back-up car in Mchunu’s blue-light convoy was involved in the accident.
“We would like to inform you that KZN Premier Mchunu is safe and sound at home.
“We can confirm that the back-up car used by his protector was involved in an accident,” Sibiya said.
Sibiya said at the time of the accident Mchunu was home after a meeting in Durban.
On Friday News24 reported a credible source with knowledge of the incident as saying: "The lead vehicle in the convoy collided head-on with another car."
"The police officer in the lead convoy vehicle is in a serious condition. In the car it hit, two people were killed and three others have been badly wounded."
KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate Zinhle Mngomezulu said details of the accident remained sketchy.
She said Mchunu’s bodyguard claimed to have been hit by a truck.
“He said he hit a truck but there was no truck. The story is incomplete, we told our officer to wait until police to ascertain [what happened]."
“There is a Toyota Yaris and a bakkie driven by a body guard and a Mercedes parked on the side of road,” she said.
Mngomezulu said four other passengers in the Yaris were injured.
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