Sources say he was driving himself around Mkhondo.
Police boss Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma in June 2020 crashed a police BMW X5 while driving himself between Amsterdam and Mkhondo.
According to the Mail & Guardian, the accident was then covered up to create the impression that the state vehicle was being driven by a VIP driver when it crashed.
It is unclear how Zuma crashed the car but according to a report seen by the national weekly the car had to be fixed at a cost of R182 000 soon after the June accident.
Sources said after the accident a driver employed by the Mpumalanga police arrived to the scene with “General Mashika, who drove the provincial commissioner back to Nelspruit and plotted as if the vehicle was driven by [Zuma’s] driver,” the source told the Mail & Guardian.
National spokesman Brigadier Vish Naidoo said the accident is being investigated.
Naidoo denied allegations that there’s a cover-up of the crash, saying police had been called to the scene and arrived to investigate.
“This office is not aware of any cover-up of the accident in Piet Retief. The case was registered, the police attended the scene and the matter is currently under investigation,” he said.
(edited by MLM)