Sbahle gets real about amnesia, leaving relationships & being labelled a 'murderer'

'I never faked my amnesia or not having recollection of my past relationships'

28 May 2019 - 08:56 By Kyle Zeeman
Sbahle Mpisane is on the mend following her car crash last year.
Sbahle Mpisane is on the mend following her car crash last year.
Image: Instagram/Sbahle Mpisane

Fitness fundi Sbahle Mpisane has penned a heart-wrenching statement in response to claims that she killed a person. She also focused on her amnesia and her decision, after a car crash which left her in ICU last year, to leave behind relationships she once had

The star was involved in a collision in August last year, which left her in a coma for three weeks and hospitalised for four months.

In the aftermath of the crash, police confirmed they had opened a case of reckless and negligent driving against the star. The charges were later withdrawn.

Sbahle has spoken out about suffering from amnesia after the crash. She also had to deal with claims that a passenger in the car died. 

In an Instagram post on Monday, Sbahle said she was saddened by claims that she was faking her amnesia and being labelled a "murderer".

"With sadness I have watched, especially today, how I am vilified, brandished a murderer of an unknown passenger in my car and faking my amnesia. At first your words stung, but I felt no pain as my truth is known by God, the legal system and those that were the first responders to an accident scene I still have no recollection of."

She said her critics did not realise the daily struggles she had to endure to regain control of her life.

Sbahle further recounted how, waking up from her coma, she thought she had fallen down the stairs at school and asked her mom to tell the school secretary that she wouldn't be able to make it to class that day.

She said the amnesia also caused embarrassment when she couldn't remember the people she had once hung out with.

"My mom put me on a video call recently with Nomzamo Mbatha and I was so excited that I personally knew 'Nomzamo the actress', not knowing she was a close family friend who, months before my accident, had put me up in her house in Cape Town. That’s my life. Continually piecing it day by day, triggers being a voice, a face or scents."

Sbahle also slammed those who said she had faked her amnesia to get out of relationships, including that with Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. 

"I never faked my amnesia or not having recollection of my past relationships. Once I gained access to my phone and social media in December, I got exposed to the true nature of it all. I had to choose me and walk away from anything and anyone that was of no good to my road to recovery."

Sbahle has been undergoing brain treatment daily for the past five months and said she was celebrating every milestone.

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With sadness I have watched, especially today, how I am vilified, brandished a “murderer” of an unknown passenger in my car and faking my amnesia. At first your words stung, but I felt no pain as my truth is known by God, the legal system and those that were the first responders to an accident scene I STILL have NO recollection of. What the naysayers & doom spreaders don’t realize is my daily struggle of regaining control of my life. Waking up from a three week coma asking my mom Shauwn, if she had informed Michelle (my high school receptionist) that I wasn’t going to come to school. I woke up from my coma thinking I had fell down the school stairs. The embarrassment of, to this day, not knowing some of the people I hung out with. My mom put me on a video call recently with Nomzamo Mbatha and I was SO excited that I personally knew “Nomzamo the actress”, not knowing she was a close family friend who months before my accident had put me up in her house in Cape Town. That’s my life. Continually piecing it day by day, triggers being a voice, a face or scents. I never faked my amnesia or not having recollection of my past relationships. Once I gained access to my phone and social media in December, I got exposed to the true nature of it all. I had to choose ME and walk away from anything and anyone that was of NO GOOD to my road to recovery. I thank God for the support of my family & friends(both reintroduced themselves to me), and the South African public, the amazing doctors at my disposal. Since January I have been going to brain treatment, daily, where I go on a brain stimulation machine for an hour, to stimulate my brain and that has helped me with my alertness & movements. My mom has been my champion, motivating me to stay committed & sometimes sitting with me through that daily hour. I succumbed myself to the process and it has been of great value to me. So celebrating little milestones like Beyonce lyrics, is nothing compared to the darkness I was in. I will continue to celebrate & share on MY social media platforms because to me it’s an achievement, if to you it’s a source to attack on what you don’t know, God Bless you. #ToBeDelectedSoon

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