By: Natasha Archary
KZN MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Neliswa Peggy Nkonyeni has been hospitalised following her car accident.
The MEC was leaving a meeting with Premier of KZN Sihle Zikalala and His Majesty, King Misuzulu kaZwelithini in uLundi.
According to reports, the BMW Nkonyeni was travelling in, hit a pothole causing a tyre to burst.
The vehicle rolled several times and is beyond repair.
MEC Nkonyeni, her driver and bodyguards were said to be rushing to an event in Danhauser, along the R66, north of the province.
KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala said the MEC was conscious and alert when she was transported to the hospital.
While there have been several messages wishing the MEC a speedy recovery, social media users, found the incident to be somewhat ironic.
“Maybe this will send a clear message to KZN government to sort out the terrible potholes.”
“So, the MEC for transport meets with an accident caused by potholes, gotta love the irony of that!”