Gospel Singer Hlengiwe Mhlaba Faces Dispute Over Road Accident
Renowned gospel singer Hlengiwe Mhlaba is caught up in a dispute with a motorist after a recent road accident in KwaZulu-Natal.
Siyabonga Msomi blames the singer of causing the accident that damaged his car and she is now refusing to field the cost of repairs.
Motorist Siyabonga Msomi Claims Fault on Mhlaba
The accident happened on the R74 between Estcourt and Mnambithi last month. Siyabonga Msomi told Sunday World that he overtook Hlengiwe Mhlaba because of her bad driving.When he allegedly noticed a cow in the middle of the road he suddenly hit the brakes and Hlengiwe’s car collided with the back of his car.
“I wasn’t happy with the way she was driving, mainly because the weather was bad and that road is always full of trucks. So, I decided to drive past her. I then noticed a cow in the middle of the road and immediately applied the breaks. This caused her to crash into my car, causing damage on the back bumper. I suspect she did not see the cow because she was following me very close,” Siyabonga said.
Hlengiwe Mhlaba Denies Fault in Recent Road Accident
On the contrary, Mhlaba is disputing Msomi’s account, stating that there was no cow on the road. She maintains that she provided him with her contact details for him to claim from his car insurance, emphasizing that the collision was his fault. She said:
“Yes, I bumped into his car but it was his fault. I was driving behind him and [he] suddenly stopped for no reason. There was no cow in front of him, otherwise I’d have seen it. I never shouted at him. I even gave him my personal details for him to claim from his car insurance. Otherwise I am not going to apologise because he was at fault,” she said.
Siyabonga has since revealed that he has no insurance and will fix his car with his own money.
“[Instead,] I received no joy from her. Unfortunately I don’t have car insurance and I am not going to take this any further. I’ll simply fix my car and let her be. I am very hurt because I respected her but she has shown me her true colours,” an angry Msomi added.