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Vusi Nova involved accident

Renowned musician Vusi Nova, real name Vusumzi Nongxa, escaped death at the weekend after being involved in a serious accident with his bodyguards.

Nongxa details how he did not anticipate seeing his friends for the last time shortly after celebrating Somizi’s 50th birthday in Sun City.

In a video shared on Instagram, Vusi Nova spoke about how eye-opening the experience was for him, advising his fans to live and love unapologetically.

Vusi Nova involved accident

He says that he was leaving for a gig in Vaal when the tragic accident happened.

“Molweni, so as some of you may know, I was involved in a car accident last night. So what happened was that we went to Pretoria for a gig, and then from Pretoria, we went to Sun City. We were celebrating Somizi’s 50th birthday in Sun City. And then from there, I was meant to be going to another gig in Vaal. You know, when I left my friends in Sun City, at no point was I thinking that it could be the last time I see them. At no point was I thinking of that. And this accident happened on the way,” said Vusi Nova.

He further highlighted the essence of not taking your loved ones for granted, as life is short.

Nongxa also revealed that he was with his bodyguards when the accident happened, detailing that it was a “serious” accident.

“This got me thinking that life is too short, so the people that you say you love, don’t take them for granted, okay. Whatever second or minute you spend with them, make sure they know exactly how you feel about them. Be vocal about your feelings because you do not know what will happen in a second now.”

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He expressed gratitude, revealing that he is safe, as are his bodyguards.

“Now, I am not trying to preach, but I am being realistic, especially coming from what happened yesterday. That was a serious accident, okay. But by the grace of God once again, myself and my bodyguards are all fine. We thank God for that, but we should just love and live. Love and live because you do not know what is going to happen tomorrow or even a minute from now. I thought I should share this with you guys. Please be safe out there. Love and live.”

In Other News: Free State education MEC Tate Makgoe killed in car crash

The Free State province was thrown into mourning on Sunday after the sudden death of the education MEC, Tate Makgoe. Makgoe was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning when the car he was travelling in collided with two cows on the N1 highway near Winburg.

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Vusi Nova involved accident

Makgoe was travelling with two protectors, one of whom also died in the accident. The driver of the car suffered moderate injuries and was taken to hospital in Winburg before being transferred to Bloemfontein for further treatment.

Makgoe’s spokesperson, Sello Dithebe, confirmed the tragic incident in a statement. Emergency services crews responded to the accident shortly after it happened and found three people trapped inside the car. They used the jaws of life to free the occupants but sadly, two of them, including Makgoe, were declared dead on the scene.

Vusi Nova involved accident

The news of Makgoe’s death was received with shock and sadness by his colleagues, friends and family. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga expressed her deepest condolences and said that she had been informed about the fatal crash in a 4am phone call from the Free State premier.

“When I was appointed minister of basic education, he was also appointed MEC of education in the Free State and has been in the position ever since. The success of the province in education can be attributed mainly to his leadership, dedication, understanding of the sector and the innovation which has yielded great results. I am truly saddened by his passing,” she said.

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula also paid tribute to Makgoe, saying that his death was a great loss to the country, particularly the people of the Free State whom he served diligently.

Makgoe was one of the longest serving MECs in the country, having joined government at the advent of democracy in 1994. He was a chemical engineering graduate from what was then called Technikon Vaal Triangle, now Vaal University of Technology. He also held a BCom degree from the University of South Africa and a BCom Honours from the University of the Free State.

Makgoe was a passionate educationist who was devoted to the upliftment of his people. He was enrolled for his PhD in leadership in education with the UFS at the time of his death. Free State Premier Mxolisi Dukwana described Makgoe as “vibrant and politically conscious,” and praised his dedication to the education sector.

“Makgoe had, from an early age, devoted his life to the disadvantaged and marginalised to fully realise the objectives of the true political transformation and the total eradication of grinding poverty,” said Dukwana.

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