Bongo’s wife hit by speeding motorbike - MSN ZA News
Late comedian Mandla “Bongo” Thabethe’s wife was walking behind her father when she suddenly found herself flying over him and falling a few metres away down the road. Then she lost consciousness.
Mapula Thabethe escaped death by a hair’s breadth when she was hit by a speeding motorbike ridden by a female biker in Sedibeng, Walkerville, on Thursday afternoon.
The hair-raising incident comes nine months after Mapula’s husband, who created and acted in SABC1’s comedy Family Bonds, was killed in a motorbike accident.
The bike he was riding was hit by another in January this year. He died of head injuries.
His wife sustained head, facial and leg injuries and was rushed to Sebokeng hospital, where she is recuperating.
Speaking to Sunday World from her hospital bed, Mapula says she is out of danger.
“The strange thing is that I sustained the same injuries that claimed his life. “Fortunately I’m alive and will be able to raise our son Mondli.
“From now on, I will run away when I see a motorbike. I almost died and left our son behind. Who would have raised him?” she asks.