Sbahle Mpisane, a TV personality, who is reportedly back with long-time boyfriend Junior De Rocka of the “Been Thinking” fame, was involved in a high-impact accident in her BMW on Margaret Mncadi (Victoria Embankment) Road in Durban in the early hours of Thursday August 9, 2018.
Paramedics managed to remove her from the wreckage of her upturned vehicle. She was rushed to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Netcare St Augustines Hospital. She managed to pull through the night but is still in a critical condition at the ICU.
The cause of the accident is uncertain but the police are working on the possibility of reckless and negligent driving.
“The cause of the accident is unknown at this stage. A case of reckless and negligent driving has been opened in Durban Central police station. Circumstances around the incident are being investigated,” Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said to Safrica24.
Sbahle’s father‚ Sbu, said the family is praying for her recovery. He was quoted by Safrica24 as saying: “We are all here at the hospital and things are very emotional for us‚ as you can imagine having a child in the intensive care unit.”
Waves of emotions and prayers poured in from other sources around South Africa when the news of the accident became public. Rapper AKA was among the first to respond. He took to his Twitter account to ask for prayers for Sbahle Mpisane.
His tweets reads: “Prayers for Sbahle too … She’s a fighter! Come on girl. Dig deep. ”
He followed this up by another tweet 15 minutes later, which reads: “When you say “prayers for …. “ and hit that little [prayer emoji] …. please remember to actually take a moment to ACTUALLY pray.”
This was when the troll jumped on the thread. The troll, who went by the handle @Foxkid_RSA, wrote that he hoped that Sbahle’s “booty is okay.”
This infuriated AKA, who wrote back: “We are talking about a young woman fighting for her life on women’s day of all days and you tweet this sh**t?”
AKA then added that the offending troll was “less than nothing.” He thereafter asked the troll to deactivate his account.
And it so happened. The troll first deleted the tweet; then he deleted his account.