eDumbe Mayor caught in blue lights row

2014-10-07 00:00

CIVIL rights organisation AfriForum has laid a formal charge against ­eDumbe Mayor Bongani Nxusa.

They accuse Nxusa of contravening the National Road Traffic Act by fitting and using blue flashing lights on his official municipal vehicle which is driven by civilian, and not law enforcement officials, as “the law advocates”.

Community Safety spokesperson for AfriForum, Marcus Pawson said “We see government officials with blue lights in every town who drive recklessly for their own convenience.

“The use of blue lights other than for safety or emergency reasons is reckless and can cause serious harm to member of the public,” he said.

eDumbe municipality director of corporate services, Musa Nxumalo said it was true that the mayor’s official vehicle has blue lights fitted but they were not connected.

He said Nxusa had never used the blue lights and that the mayor’s drivers are bodyguards.

Provincial police spokesperson, Captain Thulani Zwane said a case was opened in terms of Road Traffic Act.

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