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.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma speaks in Parliament. Picture: GCIS.

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.

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.”

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)