Just before midnight on Tuesday, an official municipal vehicle crashed into the wall damaging two houses in the township of Osizweni, Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. Newcastle deputy mayor Reuben Molelekoa was allegedly driving under influence when the incident occurred.
31-year-old Molelekoa, who has only been in office for two weeks, had apparently lost control of his car which then careened off the road and went airborne before crashing into the houses in Section B.
“Cllr Molelekoa was charged in connection with the incident,” SAPS Osizweni Communications Officer Captain Sipho Nkosi advised. “He was taken to the hospital to draw blood, which will be sent to the laboratory to confirm the alcohol level. According to the information on the system, there were no injuries to Cllr Molelekoa reported by the arresting officer.”
Molelekoa was charged with driving under the influence and reckless and negligent driving. He is expected to appear at the Madadeni Magistrates’ Court.