Kwaito star Mandoza injured in car crash

TWO weeks before the anniversary of his accident that left two people dead, kwaito star Mandoza was involved in another crash yesterday.

Mandoza, 31, real name Mduduzi Tshabalala, was yesterday morning treated at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg for a head injury and discharged.

His wife Mpho told Sowetan yesterday: "He was stitched and discharged. He is stable and at home."

Around 9am, Mandoza crashed a Mini Cooper belonging to his friend's brother into a palm tree on JG Strijdom Road at Weltevreden Park on the West Rand. He had allegedly taken the car without the owner's knowledge.

Police at the accident scene told Sowetan that he had a huge bump in his forehead.

It is understood that Mandoza and Mpho had gone to a friend's party. They had an argument and Mpho left in their Chrysler, leaving him behind. However, Mpho denied having gone to the party.

She visited her husband at the hospital at 1pm yesterday.

The car, which is a write-off, had blood spattered in the back and front seats. There were also bloodstained bandages on the back seat.

In March last year Mandoza crashed his Chrysler SRT into the back of a VW Jetta on the N1 North near the Beyers Naude off-ramp. The two occupants of the Jetta - colleagues Felix Thebe and Charles Shabalala - died at the scene.

He was found guilty on two counts of culpable homicide. A Roodepoort magistrate sentenced him to four years, suspended for five years, on condition he paid each family R10000 towards the funeral costs by January 7 2009.

The owner of the Mini Cooper, who identified himself as Bob, was too shaken to speak to the media at the accident scene.

His phone was later switched off.

l Meanwhile, SuperSport presenter Robert Marawa was bust for speeding yesterday.

Bramley police spokesperson Inspector Moses Maphakela said Marawa was granted R500 bail. "He was arrested around 4am and detained at Sandton police station and was released at about 6.15am. He will appear in the Randburg magistrate's court today."