Police investigate Sephuma accident

Johannesburg - Judith Sephuma has not been charged with culpable homicide after a car accident that left a 79-year-old woman dead.

Warrant officer Kay Makhubela said a case of culpable homicide was being investigated but a “person is only charged after an investigation has been completed”.

Award-winning jazz and Afro-pop singer Judith Sephuma is being investigated after her car ran over an elderly pedestrian in Soweto, police have confirmed. File photo: Sizwe Ndingane. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

It was reported that the Afro-jazz singer drove the injured woman to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, where the woman succumbed to her injuries. It was reported that the woman was on her way to the clinic when the accident happened in Mofolo in Soweto on Monday, January 28.

The woman’s family did not want to comment.

Sephuma’s publicist declined to comment, saying the matter was a legal issue.

On Sunday, Twitter users speculated on the singer’s identity. Xoli Khumalo posted, “Wow. My mom and I have been guessing who the female singer is who ran over the lady in Soweto. Judith Sephuma wasn’t even on the list.”

Vicente said, “Shame, I don’t know whether I should say poor Judith Sephuma or should I send my heartfelt condolences to the poor old lady’s family.”

Messages of support were posted on the singer’s Facebook wall.