Makhabane was recently involved in a terrible accident while driving to Delmas, to perform at a church service.
Sipho is famed in the gospel community, he has played a key role in discovering some of Mzansi’s leading gospel stars such as Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Thobekile Mkhwanazi and Tshepiso Motaungh. He is also the founder of recording stable, Big Fish Music.
Cynthia Matsenjwa, the general manager at Big Fish Music spoke to the press and revealed that Sipho was in the intensive care unit at Life Midmed Hospital in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.
Cyntha Matsenjwa: “He was on his way to Delmas to attend a church service when the accident happened. It had been raining hard and his car veered off the slippery road.”
One of the biggest Gospel singers in South Africa, Hlengiwe Mhlaba said she heard the news from the pastor of the church where Sipho was to perform.
“At first I was shocked, but I know he will be fine.
“My belief in God won’t let me think otherwise. He can’t leave me now. I still need him.
“You can’t speak of Hlengiwe Mhlaba and not mention Sipho Makhabane.
“He has fathered me in this industry and made me who I am.”
Hlengiwe and her colleagues are confident that Sipho will make it as he is in a stable condition at the moment.
Thobekile Mkhwanazi, who also owes her success to Big Fish, said:
“When I heard the news the Bible verse that says: ‘everything will be all right in Christ’ came to me.
“Even though he is in ICU I believe he will be okay. He has been a big influence in my life and I will continue to keep him in my prayers.”
Another sad artist Thinah Zungu, who was featured in Makhabane’s hit song, Devil Is a Liar, said
“When Thobekile told me about the accident on Sunday, I was driving home and I almost got into an accident.
“He supports everything I do and we formed a bond after he featured me in Devil Is A Liar.”
Thinah wished Sipho a speedy recovery, saying that they still had many plans that need to happen.
Everybody at ZAlebs also hopes Sipho has a speedy recovery.
Credit Image:Facebook.Sipho Makhabane