Sushi king’s business partner wrecks R2m car in suspected high-speed crash
KING of bling Kenny Kunene’s business partner, Gayton McKenzie, miraculously escaped serious injury yesterday when he wrecked a R2 million supercar outside Mthatha.
McKenzie, the chairman of Kunene’s growing nightclub empire ZAR, was travelling in a convoy of flashy cars on the R61 to Ngcobo when his white Audi R8 Spyder flew off the road, crashed through a fence and came to a stop in a field.
In the process, the vehicle knocked down an Eskom power pylon, cutting electricity to parts of Ngcobo.
Kunene, infamous for eating sushi off the bodies of scantily clad models at extravagant parties, witnessed the whole accident from behind the wheel of his branded black Lamborghini.
McKenzie, a former prisoner who made his name and early riches as an author, Kunene and others were returning to Gauteng after attending the wedding of President Jacob Zuma’s daughter Dudu and businessman Lonwabo Sambudla over the Easter weekend.
Pictures of the crash were placed on the ZAR website within hours and showed the tracks where McKenzie left the road.
The accompanying narrative described McKenzie as a "hero" for walking away with minor injuries while rescuing a passenger, former Miss SA Teen Moloko McKenzie, who was knocked unconscious. It is not known if they are related.
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