- ActionSA has filed charges against EFF Gauteng chair Nkululeko Dunga after a fatal blue-light collision on the R21
- Amidst the accident fallout, Ekurhuleni mayor's office offers' condolences, while public opinion varies on ActionSA's move
- Mzansi criticizes ActionSA's actions, questioning their motives amid a tragic loss of life and alleged political grandstanding
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JOHANNESBURG - South Africans were left outraged after ActionSA brought criminal charges against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Gauteng chair and member of the mayoral committee (MMC) for Finance Councilor Nkululeko Dunga.
The charges were filed following an accident that took place on the R21 near the Pomola off-ramp, where four vehicles, one of them belonging to Dunga and a motorcycle collided. The accident claimed the life of the motorcyclist and left Dunga seriously injured.
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ActionSA files charges for Dunga's blue-light brigade
Speaking to Briefly News, ActionSA COE Caucus Spokesperson Andrew Harris said, the case was filed at Germiston SAPS. He said:
"Today ActionSA at Ekurhuleni filed a criminal case against EFF MMC for Finance Councilor Dunga whose blue-light brigade was involved in a fatal crash where one person died on 24 October.
"The reason we have filed this case is that one of the vehicles in which he was traveling is a private vehicle that was fitted with blue lights. This contravenes several laws especially our VIP protection policy. We have filed a criminal case and we are waiting for a case number."
Ekurhuleni mayor's office passes condolences
Following the accident, a spokesperson for the Ekurhuleni mayor's office Nokuthula Mdlalose issued a statement sympathising with the parties involved in the accident. She said:
"The member of the mayoral committee for finance, Councillor Nkululeko Dunga, was seated in one of the vehicles and sustained serious injuries. We are saddened to confirm that this unfortunate incident resulted in several injuries and a tragic loss of life,” said Mdlalose.
Mzansi is not impressed with ActionSA's move
Below is the post:
These are some of the comments:
"A person is recovering from a car crash and people see an opportunity to grandstand? EFF members are not treated like human beings, they must be beaten up. When they respond, they are called violent."
@KganediLes made this request:
"Please go for an elective conference, I want to see something."
@78kamoho posed the question:
"How is it going to help you get votes?
@ThatoMolise3 lambasted the party by saying:
"Hai, attention seekers! At that time they are in a CULT because they've never had an elective conference since their formation"
"Sies, cheap politics, a person died there!"
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Source: Briefly News