48-year-old Rapulana Seiphemo, a popular generations actor who was involved in a ghastly motor accident alongside four other people on Sunday night, is said to be critically injured and is currently undergoing treatment at Milpark Hospital and the police are investigating the cause of the accident.
The accident was reported by ER24 to have had two people killed while two others slightly escaped with some moderate injuries and are being treated in the hospital.
“Paramedics treated the patients and provided them with advanced life support interventions. Once treated‚ both critically injured patients were airlifted by a private medical helicopter to nearby hospitals for urgent treatment.
“The two remaining patients were transported by ambulance to nearby hospitals for further treatment‚” ER24 reported.
Speaking to reporters, the spokesperson to the police Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudz said the police has set out for proper investigation on the crash and a case of culpable homicide is to be probed.
The crash which saw the immediate death of two people, involved two vehicles that collided on the N14 near the R55 towards Krugersdorp, between 10.30pm and 11.30pm. One of the vehicles was found in the middle island of the road while the other was found in some bushes on the side of the road.
However, Seiphemo’s brother-in-law, has revealed that the actor was in a stable condition. “He’s in the hands of the doctors and we are now waiting on them…It’s a difficult time for us.” he added.
Meanwhile, the Department of Arts and Culture had led an outpouring of ‘get well soon’ messages on Monday afternoon for Generations actor Rapulana Seiphemo.
“Wishing Rapulana Seiphemo a speedy recovery. Get well soon‚ the industry needs you‚” the Department said via Twitter. On the same hand, SABC1 which broadcasts Generations and other industry professionals and fans including ZenHQ Films have sent their get well messages to the actor.
“We wish Rapulana Seiphemo to get well soon‚ our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family…saddened by the car accident involving Rapulana Seiphemo. We wish Rapulana a full recovery”. they said.
The alarming rate of road accidents in the country within the first two months of 2016 if indeed frightening and could grow worse if the government and various transport departments fail to look for necessary measures to curtail it.
It was earlier reported that the number of fatalities on South African roads during the 2015/16 holiday season surpassed 500 by December 21.
In fact about seven road accident cases has been reported to have taken place in some major highways in the country in the past two weeks. But with the the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) planning to bring up more stringent laws against traffic offenders, we hopefully believe lives will saved in the process.We wish our dear actor quick recovery.