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Zuma’s Safety In Jeopardy: Concerns Raised Over Car Accident And Possible Assassination Attempt

The MK party is now calling on the police's top brass to thoroughly investigate the accident involving Zuma. They believe that a comprehensive investigation is necessary to determine the true cause of the incident and to ensure the safety of their leader.

The Umkhonto Wesizwe Political Party (MK) is expressing deep concern for the safety of their leader, former President Jacob Zuma, after he miraculously escaped unharmed in a dramatic car accident in KwaZulu-Natal.

The crash occurred on Thursday night, just hours after the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) barred Zuma from standing in the upcoming general elections on May 29.

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Zuma, who was heading to his Nkandla homestead after a night of campaigning for the MK party, was involved in the accident on a road in Eshowe shortly before 7 pm.

While Zuma was rushed to safety, MK party spokesperson Nhlamula Ndlela expressed concern over the incident, highlighting that this is not the first car accident involving the former president.

Ndlela revealed that Zuma has been involved in two car accidents within a year and a half, both caused by purported “drunk drivers” who managed to drive directly into his motorcade. The MK party spokesperson believes that these incidents may be part of a deliberate attempt to assassinate President Zuma.

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Addressing the claims circulating on social media that the accident was staged, Ndlela dismissed them as fake news. He emphasized that a state president, particularly an 82-year-old, would not stage his own car accident, especially considering the presence of his security detail.

Despite the concerns raised, Ndlela urged MK members and society at large to remain disciplined and calm in the face of these malicious attempts to defocus and weaken the party as they approach the national elections on May 29, 2024.

Musa Mkhize, the head of elections for the MK party, expressed relief that Zuma was safe where he is currently being kept. However, he also suspected foul play, stating that they had been anticipating such an incident. Mkhize claimed that the president had been warned about potential harm before the elections and expressed uncertainty about what more may come.

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The MK party is now calling on the police’s top brass to thoroughly investigate the accident involving Zuma. They believe that a comprehensive investigation is necessary to determine the true cause of the incident and to ensure the safety of their leader.

President Cyril Ramaphosa also commented on Zuma’s crash, expressing his awareness of the unfortunate accident in KwaZulu-Natal involving the former president’s security detail. Ramaphosa confirmed that Zuma was unharmed and safe.

 While the details surrounding the accident are still unfolding, a 51-year-old man has been arrested on charges of drunk, reckless, and negligent driving. The suspect crashed into Zuma’s official armoured state vehicle while the former president was in the vehicle with his protectors.

Fortunately, no one, including the members of the Presidential Protection Services (PPS), was injured in the collision.

The suspect has been detained and is expected to appear in the Eshowe Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

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Ntuthuko Gumede for SurgeZirc SA
Ntuthuko Gumede for SurgeZirc SA
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