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Did You Know ? These Celebrities Killed People Accidentally

We all admire celebrities, and we have a tendency to expect flawless behavior from them, forgetting that they are still human and make mistakes. In this post, we look at Mzansi celebrities who have accidently killed others.


Judith Sephuma

The choirmaster hit a 79-year-old elderly with her car in Soweto on January 29, 2013. She drove the woman to the hospital, but she died shortly after arriving. Sephuma sought forgiveness from the elder woman's family, and the family forgave her, and she even maintained contact with the late woman's children.

She was born in Seshego and raised in Polokwane, Limpopo, before moving to Cape Town in 1994 to pursue her dream of being a jazz performer. She earned a Performer's Diploma in Jazz from the University of Cape Town in 1997 and went on to pursue her education. In 1999, she won the Old Mutual Jazz Into The Future competition for "Best Jazz Vocalist" and signed with BMG's African division. Lalomba Music, her independent record label, records and markets her music.


Tokollo Tshabalala

TKZee's Kwaito band member has joined the list of Mzansi celebs who have accidently killed people. In Botswana, Tokollo was speeding and ran over a stop sign. He overtook a car in front of him and collided with oncoming traffic when the cops tried to stop him. Maria Monyatsi, the driver of the vehicle he collided with, died in the accident. He was found guilty of culpable homicide. He returned to South Africa after receiving guarantees that he would not be executed. He was acquitted of all charges subsequently.

Here are 7 things many do not know about the group TKZee;

1. They met at St Stithians College, a prestigious Joburg high school.

Bala received a scholarship to St Stithians College in 1992, when he met Mabelane, who introduced him to Tshabalala. They created TKZee four years later, and the rest, as they say, is history.


2. Their first gig paid them R2 000 each.

The trio first got their hands on the bag during a Durban beach party, where Boom Shaka was also performing.


3. Shibobo, their single, was recorded in Amsterdam.

Their record-breaking single was recorded in the Dutch capital Amsterdam during former Bafana Bafana player Benni McCarthy's time with Ajax Amsterdam.


4. Tsotsi, the Musical's composer and musical supervisor is Bala.

Bala is known for his producing skills, so it's no surprise that he collaborated on the musical adaptation of Athol Fugard's novel Tsotsi.


5. Mabalane has run the Comrades Marathon 11 times.

In 2005, the fitness expert began training for the Comrades. Mabalane had checked himself into rehab three years prior. For the past 17 years, he has been drug and alcohol free.


6. Mandoza named his son Tokollo After his long-time friend Tokollo, late kwaito star Mduduzi "Mandoza" Tshabalala named his son.


7. For Banyana Banyana, they performed Shibobo.

Shibobo was performed by the trio at Banyana Banyana's send-off for their match against the United States in May. TKZee changed the lyrics for their performance to honor the South African women's football team, despite the fact that the tune was written with Bafana in mind.


Oscar Pistorius

In the early hours of February 14, 2013, the paralympic athlete shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar did not contest the charges, but claimed that he mistook her for an intruder in court. He was charged with murder, but the ruling was that he was guilty of culpable homicide and reckless endangerment rather than murder. He was freed on parole six months later, only for the state to file an appeal with the Supreme Court, and he was sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder, which was eventually increased to 15 years.

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (born November 22, 1986) is a former professional sprinter from South Africa who was found guilty of murder in 2016. He was born with both fibulae and the outside of both feet gone. Due to this congenital abnormality, both of his feet were amputated when he was 11 months old. Pistorius competed in non-disabled sprint events as well as below-knee amputee sprint events. He became the ninth athlete in history to compete in both the Paralympic and Olympic Games.

Pistorius attempted to compete in non-disabled international tournaments after becoming a Paralympic champion, but the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) objected, claiming that his mechanical limbs gave him an unfair advantage. In this legal battle, Pistorius was victorious. Pistorius became the first amputee to win a non-disabled world track medal at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. Pistorius was the first double-leg amputee to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Since November 2017, his sentence has been doubled to 15 years. In 2023, Pistorius will be eligible for parole.


Jub Jub

Jub Jub and Themba Tshabalala collided with a group of students in Soweto on March 8, 2010. When their mini cooper collided with those kids, they were under the influence of drugs. Two of the children were critically hurt, and four of the children died. They were given a 20-year term for murder and a four-year sentence for attempted homicide. The State filed an appeal, claiming that they were not in the correct frame of mind at the time. After serving only 4 years of their sentences, they were both freed on parole.

Molemo Katleho Maarohanye (born 29 June 1980) is a South African media personality who is a successful hip hop artist and TV host of popular programmes such as Uyajola 9/9, You Promised to Marry Me, and Uthando Noxolo, which air on Mojalove DSTV Channel 157. Jub Jub is a kid star who rose to prominence in 1991 after appearing in a Coca-Cola television commercial with soccer icon Doctor Khumalo.

He went on to host a number of TV programmes, including Jam Alley, Channel O, and Selimathunzi, among others. Before being found guilty of culpable murder in the deaths of four children in December 2012, he was one of South Africa's best-selling rappers, with platinum albums "Rare Breed" and "My Shine."

He is the son of Jackie Maarohanye, a controversial entrepreneur. Jub Jub is presently the host of Uyajola 9/9, a reality show that focuses on uncovering unfaithful partners and spouses. In 2020, he released a remake of his hit song "Ndikokhele," as well as a remake of the classic Umbedesho song "Ngi thembe wena" in 2021.


Manaka Ranaka

On her journey to Durban in December 2015, the actress hit an 18-year-old with her automobile. The adolescent was walking over the N3 highway. Manaka apologized to the deceased's family for her error, and they accepted that it was an accident and forgave her.


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