Outsurance, DA MP settle dispute over 'blood-soaked' car claim

Outsurance has resolved a claim dispute with a politician who survived a shooting that left him wounded and caused damage to his car, after the insurer initially turned down his claim.

DA MP Cameron Mackenzie was on Wednesday shot outside the entrance of his gated housing estate in Johannesburg, in what appeared to be  an attempted robbery. The politician was shot during the scuffle with his assailants. His injuries left his car covered in blood and he contacted the insurer to assess the extent of the damage.

He told Fin24 that a call centre agent informed him that he was not covered for such an incident, and that his claim would not be processed.

'Saved you a bunch'

A frustrated Mackenzie took to Twitter to express his disappointment at the insurer's position.