MEC wants apology on speeding claim

2014-03-07 00:00

CO-OPERATIVE Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube yesterday spoke for the first time in connection with the pulling over of her car by the police on the N3 two months ago.

Dube-Ncube tabled a motion for the next sitting where she wants IFP MPL Inkosi Bonga Mdletshe disciplined and to also apologise to her in connection with the incident.

“Honourable Mdletshe misled the House at a previous sitting by his motion which simply parroted a media version of Honourable MEC Dube-Ncube’s alleged speeding incident without any attempt to verify the facts,” she said in the motion, which she read herself. Dube-Ncube said the legislature should take appropriate action against Mdletshe, whom she said abused his parliamentary privilege for cheap political gain. She also said Mdletshe should take full responsibility for his reckless statements and convey his apology in a public forum to her.

Mdletshe said he had based his motion on media reports and that was clearly stated in the motion and that he would see what comes out of Dube-Ncube’s call for his disciplining when the legislature handled her motion. “We have not crossed that bridge yet, but I am not scared by small things.”

The Witness reported in January that Dube-Ncube’s car was pulled over by police who were tipped off to a suspicious-looking blue-light car.

It was reported that 15 police officers, armed with high-calibre rifles, pointed their firearms at her and her VIP bodyguards until they were assured that the vehicle was legitimate.

Dube-Ncube, who was returning from Indaka, near Ladysmith, on her way to Durban, never spoke to the media about the incident, but her spokesperson Lennox Mabaso was quoted.

Although there were claims her car was speeding when it was stopped, Mabaso disputed that. Mabaso was quoted as saying Dube-Ncube had found the incident “traumatic”.

Mabaso said the officer had found that the car — her personal vehicle — did not have official number plates, so it was assumed it was being driven by a someone posing as a police officer.

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