Gauteng MEC was in car which hit teen

2011-11-08 16:31
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A News24 user sent us these pictures from the accident scene where a matric pupil was knocked down - allegedly by the official vehicle of a Gauteng MEC.

Johannesburg - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane on Tuesday confirmed that Local Government and Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi was in the car which hit a Krugersdorp schoolboy while allegedly speeding.

Thomas Ferreira, 18, who is being treated at Krugersdorp Hospital, reportedly is in a critical condition with swelling and haemorrhaging of the brain, and fractures of the arm, leg and face.

It was earlier reported that he was in a coma.

Mmemezi was not injured, said the premier's spokesperson, Xoli Mngambi, who added that his bodyguard was with him in the car.

Thomas was on his way to his girlfriend when the accident happened.

Mokonyane on Tuesday visited Thomas' family.

She promised that the provincial government would help pay his medical expenses.

The Ferreira family on Tuesday asked that the media give Thomas space to recover.

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