THERE are different versions on how a rented SUV vehicle driven by music sensation Bulelwa Mkutukana, better known as Zahara, crashed on Friday morning, leaving her siblings injured and three houses without electricity.
It seems Zahara lost control of the vehicle, a Kia Sportage, after she failed to negotiate a bend near a Buffalo City Metro store in Chiselhurst, Eastern Cape.
The police were told that she was not the driver but her manager, Thembinkosi Nciza, has confirmed that she was driving. It is alleged that Zahara and her passengers might have been intoxicated at the time, as empty liquor bottles were found inside and near the vehicle.
The vehicle hit a cement block, then an electricity pole and ended up on its roof – in a water puddle.
Cambridge police spokesman Captain Mluleki Mbi confirmed the accident but said Zahara was not driving. “According to information given to officers at the scene, the driver of the vehicle was someone else.
“The case opened was that of malicious damage to property after the vehicle damaged an electricity pole,” said Mbi.
Zahara, who got her driver’s licence only last year, could not be reached for comment yesterday.