Mariental Urban constituency councillor Petrus Johannes Esterhuizen escaped with fractures from a motor-vehicle accident between Otavi and Tsumeb on Friday morning.
The driver, 51-year-old Gershon Dausab, who is the chairperson of the Hardap Regional Council, also sustained fractures on his arms.
Namibian Police spokesperson, Inspector Raimbert Muronga told Nampa that Esterhuizen (45) and Dausab were travelling from the National Skills Competition in Ongwediva. The competition started on Monday and ended on Saturday.
The two were travelling in a Toyota pick-up belonging to the Hardap Regional Council when the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle on a curve on top of a hill, following a left front tyre burst.
“The vehicle rolled once, landed on its right side, and got seriously damaged,” Muronga said.
The two occupants have since been transported to the Tsumeb State Hospital for medical attention.
A case of reckless and negligent driving has been registered.
Police investigations continue.