UZALO lead actor Mpumelelo Bhulose was in a car accident on Friday night, that could have ended up very badly for the actor, and for Uzalo.
Mpumelelo was involved in a head-on collision, and fortunately he wasn’t that badly hurt. The accident was as a result of the other driver being intoxicated and driving, which resulted in the crash.
The accident happened in Ballito, not too far from Durban.
Mpumelelo spoke to Sunday World about the car crash.
“The young man wanted to moer us, including the police on the scene, accusing us of being wrong.”
He added that the safety belt and airbags basically saved his life.
“I escaped with only bruises on my body.”
Mpumelelo plays the role of Muzi Xulu in the SABC telenovela Uzalo, a gangster.
Had he been badly hurt, it would have affected the shooting of Uzalo, as Mpumelelo is one of the main actors.
“He plays a leading role in the drama and the story revolves around him. It would have been problematic if he was in a critical state after the accident, even the production halted because he is a key player,” said Amanda Ngudle, on behalf of the Uzalo team.
We wish him a speedy recovery!