Kwaito artist and TV personality Zola 7 has a long road to full recovery ahead of him after suffering serious injuries after his near-death experience. However, the fact that he broke lockdown curfew and might have been drinking and driving shouldn’t be ignored.
According to Sunday World, the star suffered an epileptic seizure while behind the wheel and ploughed into a group of concrete tables and chairs of a spaza in Meadowlands, Soweto. It’s said that the car was coming at a very high speed resulting in it uprooting all the concrete tables and chairs, smashing them to smithereens.
Even the owner couldn’t recognise her place after the accident. Zola whose real name is Bonginkosi Dlamini has undergone surgery as he sustained injuries to his neck and back. The doctors were able to successfully carry out a back injury surgery. It appears that on the day of the accident the singer refused to be taken to hospital by ambulance but due to pain and suffering he eventually took himself there.
On the bright side, it’s definitely good news to hear the singer will ultimately be okay, but he’ll have to endure a heavy workload of physical rehab to get back to 100 per cent. Zola will have numerous follow-up doctor’s appointments to make sure he is on the right path and things are healing properly.
In a twist of events, the shop owner now wants to sue the singer for her damaged tables and chairs as he didn’t honour the agreement of fixing them. Explaining the accident scene the shop owner Tsholofelo Mpanzi said it seemed like Zola has been drinking and driving before the accident and broken the lockdown curfew hours.
“I went to the car to check who the driver was and found that it was Zola 7. When my mother and I asked him what happened, he threw a bottle out of the car and told us that he suffered some fits when he was driving and lost control of the car and hit our chairs and tables. He was complaining of neck and back pains.
“He said it was after curfew and if we called the police, he would be arrested for violating the lockdown regulations. He gave me his cellphone and pleaded with me to call his wife, but couldn’t do so because he couldn’t unlock the phone,” Mpanzi said.
She continued to explain the agreement they had. “One of my neighbours phoned his cousin who arrived and pushed his car, a grey Ford Fiesta, into the yard of my other neighbour for safe-keeping. Zola promised to fix the damaged chairs and tables before he left with his cousin,” said Mpanzi.
However, when the time for payment came, this was how their conversation went: “Good evening, I hope you are well. You promised to come through today but you didn’t pitch. No communication, nothing. I think I have given you enough time to come and fix the damages that you caused. I’m giving you until Sunday to come and repair all damages. Have yourself a wonderful evening,” read the message she sent to him on February 19.
Zola replied vaguely: “I’m incapable of coming there. I won’t be r for while we ( sic). In in pain the car crush really hurt me. Amanda are you allowed to have those things out there maybe you owe me ( sic).”