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DA mayor’s birthday ends in tears as after-curfew crash leaves two killed

Nelson Mandela Bay police open culpable homicide case as opposition parties ask why he was driving at an illegal time

Michael Kimberley and Nomazima Nkosi

His birthday started off with a prayer of thanks and a wish to win the upcoming local government elections.

But about 30 minutes before his 44th birthday was over on Saturday, Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Nqaba Bhanga was involved in a car accident that killed two people.

A woman identified as Nonzwakazi Maho, 44, and a man whose name has not been released who were driving in a grey Audi died at the scene on the R75 near Algoa Park, while Bhanga — who was driving his private vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz — was rushed to Greenacres Hospital...

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