Reckless driving investigated in ANC treasurer’s dramatic crash

NOT INJURED: Mpumalanga ANC treasurer Vusi Shongwe didn't sustain any serious injuries after a dramatic crash in Mbombela. PICTURE BY MfisoDIGITAL.

The taxi driver was admitted to hospital, according to officials.

A case of reckless driving is being investigated after Vusi Shongwe, the provincial treasurer of the ANC in the Mpumalanga province, had his Merc wrecked in a crash involving a taxi driver.

The community safety department in the province said the taxi driver, whose name they do not disclose, allegedly got onto the oncoming traffic lane, causing a head-on collision.

Reckless driving investigated in ANC treasurer's dramatic crash

The accident happened at around 1 on Wednesday night on the R40 towards Mbombela near the SABC building.

When Shongwe, who is also the Agriculture MEC in the province, approached Mbombela a white Toyota Quantum with no other occupant other than the driver came and headed on to his lane.

“It was coming from a filling station” departmental spokesman Joseph Mabuza said, “the driver said he was unfamiliar with the area and that is why he made the errors” said Mabuza.

“Police will investigate a case of reckless or negligence driving,” he said.

Shongwe was driving whatin supplied photos looks like a grey Mercedes Benz and sources said it had a Gauteng registration plate.

Reckless driving investigated in ANC treasurer's dramatic crash

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