JOHANNESBURG — Swazi-born gospel super star Sipho Makhabane is in a coma after he was involved in a nasty car accident in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.
Makhabane, who is popularly known as Big Fish in the music circles, is said to have been seriously injured when his vehicle, a Mercedes C200, skidded off the slippery road following the heavy rains.
According to Cynthia Matsenjwa, the general manager at Big Fish Music, the gospel music guru was en route to Delmas to attend a church service when the accident occurred.
“He is in the intensive care unit at Life Mid Med Hospital,” Matsenjwa said.
According to a close ally of the gospel artiste, who, however, preferred not to be named, the heavy rains being experienced in South Africa contributed to the accident.
Close friend of the Ebenezer hitmaker said the luxurious German-made sedan skidded off the road whereupon Makhabane sustained a knock to the head, but according to doctors there were no fractures.
He said Makhabane was travelling alone when the accident happened.