Presidency rejects claim pedestrian was killed by Zuma’s motorcade
The Presidency has denied allegations that a pedestrian has been killed by President Jacob Zuma’s motorcade.
CAPE TOWN - The Presidency has denied allegations that a pedestrian has been killed by President Jacob Zuma’s motorcade in Pretoria.
The Presidency is responding to a tweet from Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba's account, claiming a friend of his was killed by one of Zuma’s blue light vehicles.
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 Presidency's Bongani Ngqulunga says Zuma was in East London on Friday for A National Council of Provinces Taking Parliament to the People event, having travelled from Cape Town. From East London he flew to KwaZulu-Natal province. He left Pretoria on Tuesday.
“It creates an impression that a SAPS convoy transporting President Zuma caused this painful loss of life, which is totally untrue and misleading.”
I was under impression that these blue lights convoys were banned in Pretoria,unless under extreme circumstances— Herman Mashaba (@HermanMashaba) November 19, 2016
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.
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)