Celebrities who went through near-death experiences

Tomorrow is never promised.

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:44 PM  | Drama

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But thankfully for these entertainers they lived another day to share their near-death experiences.

Rapulana Seiphemo


In 2016 the Generations actor was involved in a near-fatal car accident in Diepsloot. Two people died and four others sustained injuries when two cars collided. 

In past tweets Rapulana shared that the accident nearly destroyed him:

“It was something that could have destroyed me, but I drew hope and inspiration from all of you,” he said in a series of tweets.

Rapulana thanked his family, friends, and fans for their support.

“I am well on the road to recovery; a recovery that would not have been possible without the thoughts and prayers of so many of you: my supporters, family and friends. I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”

We later learned that the accident was a hijack attempt.

Florence Masebe

Florence Masebe

In 1999, whilst arriving home from work It was reported that twenty-four to twenty-six shotgun pellets were fired at Florence Masebe's car, she sustained injuries in her arm and leg.

At the time an article was published on IOL claiming that a 22-year-old man (at the time) had been offered R70,000 a car and a house to kill actors of the soapie. Hectic!

Tumi Morake

Tumi morake

In December 2017, Tumi and her family were involved in a serious car accident near Sun City. Ten passengers sustained injuries in the accident but thankfully no one was seriously hurt or even died.

John Kani

Dr John Kani on stage in a play

The veteran actor survived an assassination attempt after he was stabbed eleven times for kissing a white woman during a play which caused an uproar with the white audience. 

Menzi Ngubane


The Isibaya actor is a kidney failure survivor. 

When things were looking bleak and his health was hanging in the balance, Menzi's life was saved by a donor who donated their kidney to the actor. 

Menzi received a kidney transplant in 2014 and is said to be forever grateful to the donor who saved his life.

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