Skeem Saam's Actor Eric Macheru Involved In An Accident

He was allegedly under the influence of liquor

By  | Nov 04, 2022, 12:27 PM  | Eric Macheru  | Drama

Eric Macheru
Skeem Saam actor Eric Macheru, who portrays the character of Leeto Maputla on the popular SABC 1 drama series, was recently involved in a car accident.

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A Twitter user by the name of Refilwe Maleka alleged that the actor was driving under the influence of liquor when the accident occurred. She claimed Macheru rammed another vehicle and attempted to flee the scene of the accident. He caused more damage as he apparently hit her car while he was reversing

The Twitter user further revealed that she was travelling with her 6-month-old twins but luckily they were not injured. Refilwe shared videos of the accident scene with her Mazda damaged and Macheru's car damaged.

She called him out for drinking and driving. "This man was drunk AF at 16:00 in the afternoon. Hit a man's car and the passenger was injured. He hit my car while trying to flee the scene. I was with my 6 month old twins. He still tried to leave before the police arrived.," tweeted @The_RefRee

According to her, the actor did not cooperate with her insurance company. She says she had to pay for the damages but the actor has not done anything. It appears that Macheru's car was severely damaged and it is not insured.

Other celebrities who got involved in accidents

This is not the only accident to involve a celebrity lately. The Amapiano industry recently lost talented musicians Mpura and Killer Kau, as well as DJ TD and Thando Tot. The artists were on their way to a gig in Rustenburg when their vehicle collided with another man's vehicle who was a firefighter.

Announcing their death, the record label they were signed to SME revealed that their families received the call on August 9. 

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of 3 members affiliated with the record label, SMEA, an inspiring record label from Soweto. The trio was travelling to a gig in Rustenburg with other artists in the car. Involved in this fatality was hitmaker and Amapiano co-pioneer Killer Kau. Thando Tot was his DJ, TD who was SMEA's official road manager, Mpura Mpura Artist, The Voice (Mpura’s DJ) and 1 other female.".

It was also recently reported that Reece Madlisa and Zuma were involved in a car accident. This left their fans concerned but speaking to Daily Sun, their manager Archie Basile confirmed to the paper that indeed the duo were not in the vehicle at the time of the accident. It was their driver who was in the car when the accident occurred and thankfully he was safe and came out unscathed.

“Our bus was in an accident, not us. The driver was in the car alone, but he’s not hurt. Reece and Zuma were not in the car. He was leaving his house to come and fetch us when the accident happened. I know people are worried, but we are all fine, no one was hurt,” Basile said in the statement.

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