A former actress did not hesitate to express herself when she spoke about irresponsible citizens who drive under influence. She was angry with them.
Palesa Madisakwane played a role of a music executive in the SABC1 soap opera Generations. She left the soapie in June 2009.
But she’s thankful to be alive after she and her nine-year-old daughter almost died because of an alleged drunk driver.
The accident happened on Saturday night in Johannesburg when the actress and her daughter were driving home and another vehicle crashed into their car.
As it can be seen on the photo beneath, Palesa had to get 20 stitches, her daughter was also traumatized.
According to Madisakwane, she was driving on Witkoppen Road when she heard her daughter crying.
“My daughter was asleep and I heard a big bang. She started crying and I realised that my car had been hit by another vehicle,” said actress.
“I tried to open the doors, but they were all locked. I then saw smoke near the windscreen and was scared we would get burned. I broke the window and screamed for help.”
“I had no hope people would help us because it was the middle of the night. But by the grace of God, there were people who helped.”
She also said there was blood everywhere and the people who helped them had to take her daughter out of the car through the boot before calling an ambulance.
The driver who hit her car was completely drunk and barely understood what had happened. The police arrested him at the scene.
“My car was badly damaged, but I thank God we’re alive. I wish government would campaign against drunk driving and I hope the driver will be punished,” she concluded.