The family of Generations: The Legacy actor Rapulana Seiphemo is devastated and horrified as he fights for his life in hospital
Seiphemo was involved in a horrific car crash on Sunday night on the N14 near Olivenhoutbosch. Two men were killed and four other people were injured in the accident.
Last night Seiphemo’s family and friends, including his close friend and fellow actor Kenneth Nkosi, were seen comforting each other at Netcare Milpark Hospital in Parktown where the TV star is placed in the intensive care unit. Nkosi spent most of his time on his cellphone and did not want to comment.
Family spokesman and Seiphemo’s brother-in-law Mduduzi Sikhakhane said the actor was in a stable condition.
“We are shocked and devastated as a family. At this stage we still don’t know the nature of his injuries or how severe they are. He [Seiphemo] was heavily sedated and, of course, he could not respond to us. Everybody that needs to be here from within the family is here to give support,” said Sikhakhane. It is alleged that the incident was caused by speeding. However, Sikhakhane said they were still in the dark about the cause of the crash.
“We are still waiting for police to give us a report on what exactly caused the accident,” he said.
But an eyewitness told Sowetan that moments after Seiphemo drove past him at an alarming speed the car crashed. Eugene Ravhuanzwo from Centurion said he was driving past Forest Hill Mall near Olivenhoutbosch in northern Johannesburg at 9pm on Sunday when the dramatic crash occurred.
“The white Audi A4 drove past me so fast, you know the kind of speed that leaves your car shaking.
“And within seconds I saw dust, particles and things flying in the air. I was so shaken.”
Ravhuanzwo said when he stopped to look at the accident bodies were strewn around.
“When we got to him he was still unconscious. It was not a pretty sight. There were bodies on the road, clothes scattered. When the paramedics arrived I recognised Tau [Seiphemo’s character in Generations ].
“I was in tears. It was a horrific scene, it was dark,” he said.
Ravhuanzwo, who drives an Audi A3, said he was doing 100km/h and estimates that Seiphemo was travelling at over 200km/h. “That car was moving. I’m glad I was on the slow lane.”
A report from ER24 stated that two men were killed and four others injured after two vehicles collided on the N14 near Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg.