Durban – A video of Newcastle deputy mayor allegedly losing control of his BMW Gusheshe and crashing into spectators has gone viral.
Musa “Shukela” Thwala told TimesLive that he was spinning his car, but no one was hurt.
In the video, which was allegedly taken on November 27 at old Monte Vista Casino in Newcastle, a red BMW is seen spinning.
The crowd is going wild.
In the next instant the car crashes into spectators, but the act doesn’t stop.
The car goes back and continues spinning.
— Vehicle Trackers (@VehicleTrackerz) December 7, 2022
This week, Thwala told TimesLive that it was a sport and was a legal event.
He said that being deputy mayor did not mean he couldn’t participate in sporting events.
Thwala dismissed any allegations that anyone was injured.
He said spinning cars was one of his favourite sports and the incident would not stop him.
This month, a BMW 325iS, one of South Africa’s most iconic and sought after-cars, was set to be auctioned.
The vehicle is being auctioned with no reserve and the auctioneer believes it could set an auction record for this model.
According to IOL, there is only one listed on Autotrader and the asking price is R1 million.
This EVO2, which is silver with a black interior, has 160 000km on the clock and has been garaged by the most recent owner for the past 25 years.