Winnie not in fatal car crash

2010-06-11 07:36

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was not in the Johannesburg car accident

which killed former president Nelson Mandela’s great granddaughter early this


Gauteng spokesman Brigadier Govindsamy Mariemuthoo said that an

earlier police report that she was in the vehicle which rolled on the M1 near

the Selby offramp was incorrect.

He said 11-year-old Zenani Mandela was in the vehicle with her

mother, whose name was not immediately available.

The accident occurred at 12.35am when they were on their way home

from the World Cup Kick-off Concert at Orlando stadium in Soweto.

Their driver was arrested for alleged culpable homicide and drunken


Associated Press news agency reported earlier that

Madikizela-Mandela was treated briefly at the Morningside Medi-Clinic.


spokesperson for the clinic was not immediately available to comment on



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