Mchunu or­ders probe into ‘ blue light’ crash on N2

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DUR­BAN — Premier Senzo Mchunu has or­dered an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into an ac­ci­dent on the N2 Nonoti in KwaDukuza on Fri­day evening in­volv­ing one of his body­guards that re­sulted in the death of two peo­ple.

The po­lice of­fi­cer in the lead con­voy ve­hi­cle reamins in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion and three oth­ers have been badly wounded.

In a state­ment Mchunu, said he was shocked to learn about the sad pass­ing of two peo­ple in ac­ci­dent. He said there were many unan­swered ques­tions and con­fus­ing re­ports around sep­a­rate ac­ci­dents along this route.

“It is for this rea­son that I have in­structed my spe­cial ad­vi­sor on good gov­er­nance, Ad- vo­cate Linda Zama, to li­aise with law en­force­ment agen­cies such as the po­lice and Road Traf­fic In­spec­torate [ RTI],” he said. Mchunu said they hoped the po­lice would lo­cate the driver of the truck al­legedly in­volved in the ac­ci­dent.

“It is im­por­tant to es­tab­lish how many peo­ple were in­volved in an ac­ci­dent and whether there are any eye­wit­nesses who may as­sist.

KwaZulu- Na­tal Road Traf­fic In­spec­torate’s 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 body­guard and a Mercedes parked on the side of road,” she said.

Mn­gomezulu said four pas­sen­gers in a blue Yaris were in­jured too.

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