KZN fire dept employee crashes again

2013-03-22 11:35

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Johannesburg - A seemingly accident-prone Msunduzi fire department employee, who has previously driven into a wall and a hydrant, has just written off the station’s one and only new bakkie, the Witness reported on Friday.

This was her third accident involving council vehicles and questions were being asked about why the woman was given the new bakkie to drive.

Previously she allegedly drove a fire engine into a wall on the station grounds, almost knocking down a fellow fireman. She then allegedly drove into a fire hydrant in the station yard.

In the latest crash she allegedly went on an unauthorised drive at 06:00 on Sunday. From the state of the bakkie she appeared to have hit a tree or a pole. The unit received the bakkie in October last year.

It was part of the cash-strapped KwaZulu-Natal municipality’s recently purchased fleet of 50 new bakkies.

There were suggestions of a possible cover-up of the latest accident because she was being put forward for promotion.

Msunduzi [Pietermaritzburg] municipal spokesperson Brian Zuma said an investigation was underway.

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