SA presidential convoy was allegedly involved in yet another blue light bridge crash on the M4 in Durban on Tuesday.
As a result of the blue light brigade head-on collision outside Umhlanga in Durban, two people including one of President Jacob Zuma’s bodyguards was injured.
As revealed by Crisis Medical Paramedics‚ the head-on collision involving the SA presidential convoy took place on the M4 northbound freeway just before 7pm on Tuesday evening.
According to a statement issued by the Crisis Medical Paramedics, “One of the four occupants of the vehicle‚ a male of 24 years old‚ sustained moderate injuries. He is believed to be one of the president’s bodyguards.”
“He was treated on scene and was transported to hospital for further care.”
The second victim, the driver of the other vehicle‚ a 28-year-old woman also received treatment on the scene before being taken to hospital.
No other injuries were reported from the crash.
Quoting from reports‚ the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday said the “president’s protectors” had been hospitalized as a result of injuries.
“Meanwhile‚ the president proceeded to King Shaka International Airport‚” DA shadow deputy minister of police Marius Redelinghuys said in a statement.
President Zuma was in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday to launch the new Toyota vehicle manufacturing plant for the latest Hilux and Fortuner models.
Redelinghuys recounted that this was not the first blue light crash in KwaZulu-Natal this year.
Earlier in March‚ there was a blue light crash involving the former Premier Senzo Mchunu’s blue light vehicle which resulted in the death of two people.
generally, the third incident this year involved Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s convoy in Blouberg in the Western Cape.
Details are still not clear as to what caused the collision.