Celebrities 15.8.2015 03:43 pm

Victim’s family devastated after reality show star accident

Mogomotsi Moerane (31). Photo: Supplied

Mogomotsi Moerane (31). Photo: Supplied

The biker who was killed in an accident which involved the reality TV star Nape Phasha has been identified as 31-year-old Mogomotsi Moerane.

In a report by Rekord East, the accident happened in Moreleta Park on Thursday evening.

According to witnesses, Phasha allegedly skipped a red traffic light and drove straight into oncoming traffic, resulting in the death of Moerane.

Captain Coba Brits, police spokesperson said a case of culpable homicide had been opened.

Several people have extended their heartfelt condolences to the Moerane family for the loss of their son and brother. Moerane’s brother, Kea told Rekord on Saturday that Moerane was the pillar of their family and as the middle child of three, he served as the balance.

“He was a person who was genuine and that was reflected in how he met and befriended people wherever he went. He lived his life to the fullest, taking all of it’s tremendous triumphs and challenging losses in his calm, measured and compassionate stride,” Kea said on behalf of his mother and other brother Khumo.

He said, Moerane was a passionate biker and he had a favourite saying “Four wheels move the body, but two wheels move the soul.”

“In his soul he was a biker and he was aware of the dangers associated with the life, so he always made safety his first priority,” said Kea.

“More than anything though he was a man who loved his mother and his family. He was as his name said ‘The Comforter’, and he not only brought that sense of comfort to our mother’s life but to ours as well.”

Kea said on behalf of the Moerane family, that through this difficult time they take comfort in knowing that as Moerane ascends into the next life, he has joined their other family members and takes his comforting spirit with him.

Eyewitness Kobie Delport said that he was there for Moerane when he took his last breath and wanted his family to know that he was not alone when he died.

Delport and other eyewitnesses said Phasha apparently fled the scene after the accident of which police had rubbished the allegations.

The 21-year old Phasha recently featured on Vuzu ‘Rich Kids’.

Robert Phasha, father to the reality TV star and prominent businessman said the family would not comment on the allegations or release a statement.

This comes after Phasa denied the allegations of fleeing the scene on social media, adding that he would be releasing a statement soon.

“This is false, and the implications are untrue (sic). However, I will release a statement,” Phasha tweeted.

Phasha refuted the claims after Twitter traffic account @PigSpotter sent out a tweet implicating Phasha in the accident. Phasha was allegedly driving his mother’s Mercedes Benz G-Wagon at the time of the incident.

The car’s numberplate that was posted by Delport after the accident matched that of Phasha’s mother, Daphney’s G-class which she posted images of in Instagram.

Phasha said in one of the Instagram images he posted of the vehicle that the G-class was resprayed from white to grey and he hopes his mother likes the new colour.

– Caxton News Service

 

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