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EFF to open a case against Nongoma mayor after convoy kills two teens

The EFF calls for Nongoma mayor Albert Mncwango to be investigated along with his driver.

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in KwaZulu-Natal are expected to open a case of culpable homicide against the Nongoma mayor whose convoy was involved in an accident that left two teenage girls dead.

EFF’s deployee in Nongoma, northern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Nkululeko Ngubane, told The South African that they would open a case against mayor Albert Mncwango at Nongoma police station on Wednesday 22 July.


Ngubane said Mncwango was complicit in the death of Asanda Ngcobo and Olona Ndebele who died on Thursday 16 July. This was after they were knocked down and dragged for several metres allegedly by a vehicle belonging to the mayor’s convoy. 

It is said the convoy had just dropped the mayor at his Nongoma home when the fatal accident happened.

“Every employee of the mayor acts on his mandate. So he is responsible for this tragic accident and we want the investigation to be done on him as well. He cannot be exonerated simply because he says he was not there when the accident happened. We will not take his word as the EFF, he must be cleared by the investigation,”

charged the EFF’s Ngubane.  


It is understood that the 48-year-old driver was arrested after the accident and detained at Nongoma police station.

Meanwhile, The South African has learnt that speed humps were installed on the R66 in White City where the gruesome accident happened. 

Following the accident, KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Bheki Ntuli launched an urgent investigation. According to eyewitnesses, the mayor’s vehicle was travelling at a high speed. 

He also confirmed that the driver was facing charges of culpable homicide and negligent driving.


But, the EFF believed that mayor Mncwango must be hauled over the coals, along with his driver.

“At the end of the day, the car belongs to the mayor and he is the mayor. He must be held accountable or else this will set a dangerous precedent,”

said EFF’s Ngubane.     

Mayor hits back

Unperturbed, Mncwango shot back at the EFF, accusing them of throwing “tantrums of stupidity” for political advancement.

“I’ve got nothing to do with the accident as I was not there. The EFF is politicking using this tragic accident as a launching pad,” said Mncwango.

He said he was assisting the families with the preparations for the funerals to be held on Saturday.