Tshwane Mayor

Tshwane mayor, Solly Msimanga, was hospitalised on Monday while on his way to work, after being injured when he stopped to help a stranded motorist.


His spokesperson Samkelo Mgobozi said Msimanga was on his way to work at the Centurion municipal offices when he stopped to help a stranger who was stranded on the side of the road due to car trouble.

When he opened the car’s bonnet, fumes were released and Msimanga sustained injuries.

“The mayor got out of his car and offered to help, after which he opened the car bonnet and was exposed to fumes and sustained minor burns.”

It is not clear where on his body the injuries are and how serious they are at this stage. However, according to a Times Live report, he sustained minor burns.

“When he got to the office, he experienced shortages of breath and then was taken to the hospital to be treated for the burns as well as the shortage of breath as a result of being exposed to some of the fumes that emanated from the vehicle.”

He said that the motorist was uninjured.

Mgobozi added that the mayor would return to work and would be ready for the Auditor-General’s report into the city’s finances on Tuesday.

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Sources: Times Live 

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