Mchunu orders probe into ‘ blue light’ crash on N2
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.