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Independent AfricaJacob Zuma goes uninjured in car accident amid allegations of targeted attack

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Jacob Zuma goes uninjured in car accident amid allegations of targeted attack


South Africa’s ex-President Jacob Zuma was involved in a car accident but fortunately escaped unharmed.

According to police reports, a drunk driver collided with his “official armoured state vehicle” on Thursday evening.

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However, a prominent member of his uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) party alleged that the crash was a deliberate targeting of Zuma.

Currently suspended by the ruling African National Congress (ANC), Zuma is actively campaigning for the MK ahead of the upcoming general election in May.

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The incident occurred while Mr. Zuma was traveling with his official protection team on a road in his native province of KwaZulu-Natal around 18:40 local time (16:40 GMT) on Thursday.

“No-one was injured, including members of the Presidential Protection Services. The former president was evacuated and taken to his residence,” a brief police statement said.

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“No injuries were reported, including among members of the Presidential Protection Services. The former president was safely evacuated and transported to his residence,” stated a concise police release.

Authorities have apprehended a 51-year-old individual for charges related to “drunken driving, as well as reckless and negligent driving.”

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