Cop car that killed Moutlana 'was not in a blue light convoy'

2016-11-20 21:50
Solly Moutlana (Supplied to News24)

Solly Moutlana (Supplied to News24)

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Johannesburg - The South African Police Service has denounced reports that a man was killed by a “blue-light convoy” vehicle on Friday.

News24 had earlier reported that Solly Moutlana, who died in an accident allegedly involving a blue-light convoy in Pretoria, had big plans for his life.

- Read the article here: Man killed in 'blue light' accident had big dreams

On Saturday, Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba tweeted, "I have just received the terrible news that President Zuma's blue lights brigades killed a friend Solly Moutlana in Pretoria yesterday".

Mashaba also tweeted that he was under the impression that blue light convoys were banned in Pretoria, unless under extreme circumstances.

On Sunday police spokesperson Brigadier Mashadi Selepe said that the vehicle which hit Moutlana was owned by the police and was driven by an on-duty member of the Presidential Protection Unit.

“The driver of the police vehicle, a member of the Presidential Protection Unit, was on duty at the time of the accident, which was attended to by police members on duty.  A case of culpable homicide is under investigation and the police driver will give his full cooperation,” she said.

“Whilst the police official was on duty, reports claiming that the accident occurred while the vehicle was in a blue light convoy are completely incorrect. The car was not part of a convoy at the time of the accident and there was no dignitary present in the vehicle or being transported in a convoy.”

Read more on:    pretoria  |  blue light incidents  |  accidents

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