No injuries in VIP crash

2010-04-07 12:08

No one was injured in the accident on Tuesday afternoon that

involved the motorcade of a prominent government official, alleged to be Deputy

President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Vishnu Naidoo, spokesperson of the South African Police Service

(SAPS), refused to say whether the motorcade was transporting Motlanthe at the


He only confirmed that a VIP was being transported by members of

the Police VIP Protection Unit when the accident occurred on Empire Road in


Naidoo said a back-up car in the motorcade was involved and not the

VIP’s car.

The investigating officer of the Hillbrow SAPS said a state car had

been involved in an accident with a taxi.

He said no names were mentioned in the

statement provided to the police.


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