Driver who crashed into Zuma's vehicle expected in court today

Driver who crashed into Zuma's vehicle expected in court today

A 51-year-old man is expected to appear in the Eshowe Magistrate’s Court in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday on charges of drunken driving as well as reckless and negligent driving.

Former South African president Jacob Zuma IN MK PARTY REGALIA
Photo by Ihsaan HAFFEJEE / AFP

Police say they man's vehicle collided with the armoured state vehicle of former President Jacob Zuma on Thursday night.

The incident happened on the R66 when Zuma was believed to be travelling between Nkandla and Eshowe.

Police confirmed that Zuma was in the vehicle with his protectors at the time of the collision.

No one was injured in the crash.

Police added that the 51-year-old's blood samples were taken for further testing as police investigations continue.

Following a thorough briefing to the Ministry by the management of the South African Police Service (SAPS) over the weekend, Minister Bheki Cele expressed satisfaction that the current security deployed for the protection of Zuma is sufficient and on par with other former Heads of State.

"The Ministry finds the call made by the UMkhonto We Sizwe (MK) Party spokesperson, Nhlamulo Ndlela, for the Minister of Police to be questioned on Jacob Zuma’s security details as reckless and out of order," said ministry spokesperson Lirandzu Themba.

"The Ministry and the SAPS will not be divulging any security details of any current or former heads of state of the Republic of South Africa."


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