Wayne Minnaar,spokesperson for the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), confirms that the man caught driving 207km/h in a gold Bentley is not a Western Cape MEC, as he claimed to authorities.
The Chief Superintendent says that the impersonator did not want to stop for the officers on Sunday Morning. “He said he is the MEC for Safety. That’s the information that was sent through and that’s how it was sent to the media”, says Minnaar.
Minnaar told Kieno Kammies that SAPA verified the imposter’s fabrication of details, after which alterations where made to their media releases.
The mystery man is allegedly the CEO of a mining company in the Western Cape and has led police on a chase, in more ways than one. Questions remain about who the man is what where he is based.
The imposter may face additional charges of providing officers in uniform with incorrect information.
According to Minnaar the man appears in Randburg Magistrate’s court today.