Mashaba calls for details on death allegedly caused by Zuma’s motorcade
Herman Mashaba tweeted that a friend of his was knocked down by Jacob Zuma’s blue lights brigade.
CAPE TOWN - City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says the Presidency should provide details of a presidential protection unit vehicle that allegedly killed a pedestrian on Friday.
Mashaba tweeted earlier that a friend of his was knocked down by President Jacob Zuma’s blue lights brigade.
“It’s actually deeply worrying and painful to the family for the Presidency to deny this particular matter. I think it would really help the Presidency if they can provide details of the car that killed Solly on Friday.”
I have just received the terrible news that President Zuma's blue lights brigades killed a friend Solly Moutlana in Pretoria yesterday— Herman Mashaba (@HermanMashaba) November 19, 2016
The SAPS have the legal responsibility to urgently release vehicle involved in accidents,moreover fatal ones— Herman Mashaba (@HermanMashaba) November 20, 2016
In a statement released earlier today, Presidential spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga says they’ve been informed of a pedestrian being killed by a car driven by a police officer in Pretoria but that the incident did not involve a convoy of President Zuma.
“It creates an impression that a SAPS convoy transporting President Zuma caused this painful loss of life, which is totally untrue and misleading. On Friday he was in East London to participate in a National Council of Provinces event.”
Ngqulunga says they've been informed that police are investigating after a pedestrian was knocked down by a car driven by a police officer in Pretoria.
The statement further adds that, the Presidency on enquiry, has been informed that police are investigating a case involving the knocking of a pedestrian by a car driven by a police officer in Pretoria.
It says it extends heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased on this tragic loss.