CNS News 31.1.2018 09:13 am

Mpumalanga MEC in car crash with taxi

The accident scene on Madiba Drive

The accident scene on Madiba Drive

A taxi collided head-on with the vehicle in which Mpumalanga MEC Vusi Shongwe was travelling.

Vusi Shongwe Mpumalanga MEC for agriculture was involved in a car crash in the early hours of Wednesday, Lowvelder reports.

The spokesman for the department Shongwe used to head, Joseph Mabuza of The Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison, confirmed that Shongwe was involved in the crash on Madiba Drive in Mbombela, Mpumalanga.

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Little detail is available or forthcoming, but it appeared as though the taxi collided with the vehicle in which Shongwe was travelling, a Mercedes Benz with a Gauteng number plate.

The taxi, with no apparent passengers, came to a standstill, facing in the direction of White River.

Shongwe’s vehicle was facing the opposite direction, on the left hand side of the road.

Both Shongwe and the taxi driver were taken to hospital following the crash.

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