'We want answers': family of two men killed in Rapulana crash

By admin
19 February 2016

Three people were killed in the horrific car accident involving Generations The Legacy actor Rapulana Seiphemo. The family of the brothers-in-law in the other car spoke to YOU.

The soap star in a critical condition in hospital has dominated headlines since the devastating crash on Sunday night on the N14 in Johannesburg.

But three others were killed in the horrific car accident involving Generations The Legacy actor Rapulana Seiphemo.

Two people died on the scene and Jerry Coertze, a 28-year-old from Krugersdorp,  was critically injured in the collision and airlifted to hospital. He died early the following morning, his cousin Nelia Germishuys told YOU.

Read more: ‘I was in tears. It was a horrific scene’: Rapulana Seiphemo accident witness

His soon-to-be brother-in-law Donovan Van Zyl (24), who was driving the car, was pronounced dead by paramedics shortly after they arrived at the scene.

Jerry in critical condition in hospital after the crash. He died the following morning. Jerry in critical condition in hospital after the crash. He died the following morning.

Authorities have yet to confirm the cause of the crash and Jerry and Donovan's family too, have been kept in the dark. "We have to wait for police to finish their investigation,"  Nelia says.

Donovan was engaged to Jerry's step-sister Althea Van Eeden, with whom he had three-year-old son Riaan.

Read more: ‘Rapulana is a fighter, he’ll definitely pull through’

The two were on their way back to Krugersdorp after Donovan picked Jerry up in Pretoria. Donovan's brother Jody (25) was also in the car, but miraculously sustained only minor injuries.

The white Toyota Corolla after the crash. The white Toyota Corolla after the crash.

Eugene Ravhuanzwo from Centurion told Sowetan he witnessed the crash and was one of the first on the scene. “I was in tears. It was a horrific scene, it was dark,” he said.

Rapulana, who plays Tau in the popular local soapie, is recovering well after having surgery on Monday afternoon, his brother-in-law Mduduzi Sikhakhane said. "The doctors have asked us to give him time to rest."

Donovan's son Riaan "keeps on asking where his Daddy is." PHOTO: Supplied Donovan's son Riaan "keeps on asking where his Daddy is." PHOTO: Supplied

“We are shocked and devastated as a family,” Mduduzi told SABC News. "Everybody that needs to be here from within the family is here to give support.”

The 48-year-old actor's family are also waiting for more information from the police.

Read more: Generations The Legacy actor in critical condition after car accident

Nelia told YOU that Donovan's son Riaan "keeps on asking where his Daddy is."

"His grandmother Renel told him that Daddy went to heaven and that he is helping the angels to build a house for us."

A funeral for Jerry and Donovan will be held at the EG Kerk in Krugersdorp at 11am on Tuesday.

Details of the third person who perished in the horror crash have yet to be made public.

Additional sources: The Sowetan, SABC News

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