Mondli Zuma crashes police BMW X5

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Mondli Zuma crashes police BMW X5
COP BOSS: Mpumalanga police commissioner Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma. PICTURE BY 013NEWS/ZK

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.

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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)

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