Former Generations actress Palesa Madisakwane was involved in horrific car accident which was allegedly caused by a drunk driver. But the TV personality is thankful to be alive after she and her nine-year old daughter almost died last week.

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Taking to Instagram to express her gratitude, Palesa Madisakwane, who shares a daughter with radio personality Somizi Mhlongo, said she thanks God for her life.

“After a car accident caused by a drunken driver over the weekend that left me with scars and stitches, I still thank God for life. Mercy said NO! (sic),” – she wrote on Instagram.

Speaking to DRUM about the accident, Palesa said that the head on collision last week happened on Witkoppen road, Johannesburg while she and her daughter were driving home late at night, after attending one of her relatives’ wedding.

“After getting the right of way making a right turn on the robots, I noticed a speeding car swaying into my lane coming towards me. At this point I can’t really see because the lights of the car were blinding me.”

“After my daughter screamed for me, that’s when it hit me. I tried to open the doors of the car and they would not open including the windows, I tried to break the windows down but I failed.”

“What I’m grateful for the most are the people that stopped their cars and came out to help us, drivers normally just slow down when they see an accident and eventually drive past. But these people that saved our lives were truly our guardian angels at that time. If it wasn’t for them my children would have lost a mother and a sister.” – Palesa Madisakwane said.

DRUM also reported that Palesa and her daughter were taken to hospital after the car crash where they were given medical attention and an arrest was made for the alleged drunk driver who tried to flee the scene after the crash.

Speaking to Daily Sun, Palesa told the publication that the accident left her with 20 stitches and her daughter traumatized.

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