Man saw Dube-Ncube’s car speeding

2014-01-11 00:00

MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube’s car had been travelling at excessive speed before it was pulled over by police, says a man who was overtaken by the vehicle on Thursday.

The man, who spoke to Weekend Witness on condition that he was not named, said he was driving on the south-bound N3 at Estcourt when the car whizzed past him.

“I saw a vehicle with blue lights on the dashboard coming up behind me at an excessive speed, so I pulled over. I was doing just over 120 km/h and it sped past me.”

The man said he estimated that the car was doing around 200 km/h, judging by how fast it disappeared from his view.

However, this could not be verified and Dube-Ncube’s spokesperson, Lennox Mabaso, has denied the car was speeding.

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

The eye-witness said, “I saw that the numberplates weren’t representative of a blue-light vehicle and I felt it was a false light. It just didn’t add up, so I contacted the police with the registration. The road was quite busy with other cars and trucks and I was concerned for not only the safety of others on the road, but for the occupants of the car themselves. At that speed, one mistake could have meant disaster.”

He said he later saw that the car had been pulled off just before the Duzi bridge and that the blue light was being removed.

Told that Dube-Ncube’s spokes­person had denied the car was speeding, the man said, “That’s a cover-up. They were definitely speeding.”

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