TWO traffic officers stopped former home affairs minister Siyabonga Cwele in his Porsche SUV for allegedly doing 137km/h in a 120km/h zone. But he allegedly didn’t take kindly to being pulled over.
According to a statement forwarded to the chief provincial inspector, the two cops stopped Cwele on the N3 in Balfour, Mpumalanga.
One of the cops, whose identity is known to Daily Sun, said she asked the former minister to move the car to a safe distance away from the road. She then went behind the car to write the summons.
He produced his driver’s licence and told her to hurry up.
Cwele then stepped out of the car and allegedly ordered the officers to show him the speed reading.
He then allegedly said they were endangering his life by asking him to cross the highway.
“He started attacking me verbally, telling me I should bring the machine to him. I told him I’d accompany him to the machine to see the speed.”
She said he then shouted at her, saying he was busy and telling her she was corrupt.
“He called me a bastard, and not once, saying akuna langiya khona, I am stuck, ngiphelele endleleni,” she claimed.
Cwele denied the allegation.
“No, I didn’t attack anybody from Balfour,” he told Daily Sun.
Mpumalanga community safety spokesman Moeti Mmusi said the department was waiting for a full report.