Ramaphosa's bodyguard discharged from hospital after accident

The lead vehicle in Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s motorcade was involved in an accident in Cape Town.

The lead vehicle in Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s motorcade was involved in an accident in Cape Town. Picture: Stock.xchng.

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's bodyguard has been discharged from hospital after he was involved in a car crash in Cape Town.

Police say a lead vehicle of the deputy president was hit by another vehicle after that driver skipped a red traffic light.

A case of reckless and negligent driving is being investigated by authorities.

Ramaphosa's spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa says, "It was the lead car that was involved in the accident and not the entire motorcade of the deputy president. So the deputy president was not involved in any accident. The protector who was affected by the accident was admitted to hospital."