The family had no clue that a video of their daughter was to be taken and placed on social media without their consent.
On Tuesday afternoon, Sbahle Mpisane became the topic of discussion once again after her brother posted a video of her in hospital.
The video received a lot of mixed reactions from the public. While some people were glad to see that the fitness instructor was pushing through and on a promising road to recovery, others felt that the video was unnecessary and that Sbahle should be left alone to heal in private.
Her brother, Andile Mpisane has since deleted the video on his Instagram account after receiving a lot of backlash from the public for posting the video.
Sbahle's family has since released a statement distancing themselves from the video that was uploaded on Tuesday.
The statement reads as follows:"The Mpisane family and friends would like it to be known that yesterday’s video was taken and posted without our knowledge or consent. It is unfortunate that she has been exploited in this manner. We wish to inform the public that Sbahle was heavily medicated, and had no comprehension of what was going on. She still has a long road to full recovery. We are extremely proud of her progress and fighting spirit thus far.
We thank you all for your love, support and prayers for our Fitness Bunnie. She loves and appreciates you all. We continue to ask for privacy.
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS
Please note: We would like to distance ourselves from anything posted on the royal_am10 andilempisane10 accounts."
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Main Image credit: Instagram/@Sbahle_Mpisane