Former mayor involved in a car accident


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BY BAKANG MOKOTO

SPEEDY recovery messages continue to pour in for a former Kagisano-Molopo mayor, Veronica Keketsi who suffered a broken leg during a car accident in Ganyesa village, near Vryburg on Monday.

North West police spokesperson, Lieutenant Col, Pelonomi Makau said the accident took place between Ganyesa and Tosca road. She said a white BMW that was driven by Keketsi collided with a police minibus taxi and six people were injured.

“A 67 year-old woman was driving in the opposite direction when she collided with police minibus taxi. Four police officers, the driver of the BMW and pedestrian suffered injuries. The police officers and the driver of the BMW were hospitalised in critical conditions while the pedestrian was treated on the scene with minor injuries.

“Police are investigating reckless and negligent driving case. Three cars were involved after the BMW driver also collided with a Toyota Camry that was parked beside the road during the calamity,” Makau said.

North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo wished Keketsi and police officers speed recovery.

“We have learnt that former Kagisano-Molopo local municipal mayor, Veronica Keketsi was involved in a car accident and she was subsequently hospitalised. We want to wish her a speedy recovery. We also urge all motorists and pedestrians to buckle-up and exercise tolerance on the road during this festive season,” Mahumapelo said.

Meanwhile former Greater Taung Local Municipality mayor, Kaone Lobelo was buried a week ago after he died in a car accident.

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