DEPUTY MAYOR ESCAPES DEATH | The deputy mayor of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality survived death when the municipal car he was driving overturned.


Philani Shange was allegedly driving between Creighton and Bulwer, in KZN when he lost control of his car in the early hours of Sunday morning. A municipal source said Shange had no bodyguards, and was driving himself at the time of the crash.

He allegedly left the scene of the accident, leaving five women in the car. Two of them were badly hurt.“It’s not clear who rushed him to hospital and what happened to the injured women, as they allegedly refused to be taken to hospital,” said a source.

Municipal manager Nkosiyezwe Vezi confirmed the incident. He said he found Shange in hospital after receiving information about the accident.Vezi said Shange was still in a lot of pain, so he had not been questioned about the allegations yet.

“I will wait for the report from the deputy mayor once he has recovered and returned to work.”Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said there was no record of the accident at the two nearby police stations.

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