PRESIDENT Nelson’s Mandela’s youngest daughter, Zinzi Mandela-Hlongwane, was found in a suspected stolen vehicle in Soweto on Wednesday night.
Police stopped a BMW with three occupants and took them to the Bedfordview police station for questioning. They were released after police had ascertained the vehicle was borrowed from a Steven Ferrer.
A docket has been opened involving the driver, Simon Manana. Police director Azwinndini Nengovhela said she “was not implicated because she was merely a passenger”.
Presidential spokesman Parks Mankahlana said the president would be making no comment, but added: “We have been told by the police that Zinzi was in a car innocently that was bought by someone legally, even though it might have been stolen at some point in its life.”