A young actress Owethu Enhle Gambushe, who made appearances in e.tv’s local drama series Imbewu: The Seed, has passed away after a fatal car crash in Durban.
According to several reports, the 22-year-old actress was travelling with four other people when their vehicle crashed into a wall on Botanical Gardens Avenue in Durban early on Saturday morning. Another woman, also believed to be in her 20s, died on the scene of the accident, paramedics said.
Enhle, who studied television production at AFDA in Durban, played the role of Nonhlanhla in the Grapevine Productions series.
According to the police the 47-year-old driver of the BMW they were travelling in, was arrested and will be charged with culpable homicide. The driver will appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
“It’s unbelievable. We are liaising with the family and they have requested space to deal with this tragedy,” said Leleti Khumalo, executive producer of Imbewu: The Seed, in a statement.
Enhle Gambushe was in a fatal car accident in DBN. The car, with 5 occupants, reportedly hit a wall. 2 people died.
Enhle played the role of Nonhlanhla Imbewu: The Seed.
— Imbewu : The Seed (@Imbewu_etv) September 15, 2018
Taking to Facebook to write a tribute to her friend, Enhle Gambushe, and fellow cast member, the 25-year-old Portia Ncwane, who plays the part of Sli on Imbewu: The Seed, said: “We just found each other again and now you’re gone I meant every word when I said I like you because you join in on my weirdness😭GOD only takes the best and you were the best Sthandwa Sami (sic).”
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