Blue light: ‘discipline Mabuyakhulu’

2011-08-25 00:00

THE Democratic Alliance has called for immediate disciplinary action to be taken against KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu, claiming his high-speed blue light cavalcade endangered the lives of several people in Jozini on Tuesday night.

The call was made yesterday by DA MPL Tom Stokes at the KZN Legislature, which was sitting in Jozini.

Stokes claimed that he and several others were forced off the road by the cavalcade, which was rushing to the MEC’s accommodation.

“A luxury Audi Q7, which, it has since been established, is used by MEC Mabuyakhulu, surrounded by several police vehicles, tore through the small town of Jozini yesterday evening — blue lights flashing.

“Not only did the MEC and his convoy force several vehicles off the road, they also endangered the lives of pedestrians,” said Stokes

He called on KZN Transport MEC Willies Mchunu to investigate the misuse of blue light privilege.

Stokes said assurances made by Mchunu and given to members of the provincial legislature ring hollow in the face of this type of behaviour.

He said members were told that blue lights would be used only in exceptional circumstances and that the welfare of road users and pedestrians would not be endangered.

“The dangerous situation that the MEC and his cavalcade placed others in last night is unacceptable.”

Mabuyakhulu dismissed the accusation as a pack of lies.

Spokesperson Bheko Madlala said that the MEC is not aware of the incident and feels that the accusation is being made to tarnish his name.

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