Model, actress and radio personality Pearl Thusi was in a car accident that left her and her daughte.
The Eastern Cape-born and bred singer and songwriter's album, titled Loliwe, has proved a smash-hit - a rarity in an industry suffering from the onslaught of the aftermath of the global economic meltdown.
The laid-back Zahara said yesterday she could only give all the glory to God, her amazing team of producers Mojalefa Thebe and Robbie Malinga, as well as TK of TS Records for recognising her talent.
"I was so worried they would tamper with my sound, yet they brilliantly grasped it and enhanced it to my satisfaction.
"They brought me to the showbiz arena for all to hear what I have to offer and I am grateful for that," an overjoyed Zahara said.
Echoing her sentiments, a chaffed TK adds: "The people have spoken! It has never happened before that a newcomer sells 100000 units within a few days."
The only other artist to break the album sales record was Brenda Fassie with Memeza, which sold over 500000 units a few weeks after its release.
Zahara has arrived!