Judith Sephuma investigated for culpable homicide

Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide against the singer after her car ran over the pedestrian last week.

The singer is currently a choirmaster on DStv channel Mzanzi Magic’s new music reality show Clash of  the Choirs South Africa.

The channel says Sephuma will continue with the show.

“Judith is still with Clash of the Choirs SA. Mzansi Magic's Clash of the Choirs SA is a pre-recorded reality show competition", Lani Lombard from M-Net's Corporate Communications said.

“Off-air, Clash of the Choirs SA is already in the phase where the choirs face-off on stage. In order not to spoil the outcome of the competition for viewers, we do not want to disclose which choirs and choirmasters are still part of the show."

It has been reported that the woman was on her way to the clinic when the accident occured in Mofolo, Soweto on January 28.

Sephuma took the woman to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, where the woman died hours later.

The case was originally one of reckless or negligent driving but changed to a culpable homicide case following the death of the unnamed woman.

The singer has not been arrested, nor has a trial date been set. Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela told IOL: "After the investigation is completed, the case will be taken to court for a decision [on whether to prosecute]."

Sephuma’s publicist, Thabo Sephuma declined to comment.

We make it make sense

If this story helped you navigate your world, subscribe to the M&G today for just R30 for the first three months

Subscribers get access to all our best journalism, subscriber-only newsletters, events and a weekly cryptic crossword.”

Rhode Marshall
Rhodé Marshall is the Mail & Guardians arts, culture and entertainment content producer. She started as a radio reporter and producer in Cape Town, before jumping into online news. When there is chaos, she is the responsible, cool and calm one. With one hand glued to her phone and the other to a can of Coca-Cola, she is a pop culture junkie. And dont you dare write her name without the accent on the e, she will make sure that you know how to do it on every device. Visit her blog: rhodemarshall.co.za

Related stories


Already a subscriber? Sign in here


Latest stories

Saudi welcomes 1 million for biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic

Muslims from around the world have packed the streets of Islam's holiest city ahead of the biggest hajj pilgrimage since the coronavirus pandemic began.

When you kiss nyaope, you marry it

The low-grade form of heroin continues to strip the youth of their future and the young women living in a drug house in Ekurhuleni say the police do not take them seriously

Just transition could secure access to cleaner energy sources in...

A researcher says Africa’s huge renewable energy potential could save lives from air pollution

South African entrepreneur seeks to turn caterpillars into tasty snacks

For many people, particularly from western European backgrounds, the idea of eating insects is still riddled with fear and inhibition

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…