Nomalanga Shozi on how a drunk driver allegedly crashed into her car: ‘This was a very traumatic experience for me’

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Nomalanga Shozi's car was allegedly hit by a drunk driver.
Nomalanga Shozi's car was allegedly hit by a drunk driver.
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  • TV and radio personality Nomalanga Shozi’s car was allegedly crashed into by a drunk driver.
  • The presenter shared video footage of the incident on Twitter.
  • She tells DRUM no arrests have been made due to the driver not being the owner of the car.


Since South Africa entered level 3 of lockdown on Monday 1 June, the sale of alcohol has been permitted and curfew rules eased. But while many celebrated with a drink, TV and radio personality Nomalanga Shozi suffered the cost of others being irresponsible.

In a Twitter thread the BET Africa host shared how two men who appeared to be drunk crashed into her brand-new Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday evening. The videos show the men telling Nomalanga to call the cops as she confronts them about allegedly crashing into her car.

“Excuse me, sir, please go and inspect the damages you just did to my car,” she can be heard telling one of the men. “Okay, so call the cops. It’s fine,” he responds as he turns his back on her and walks away.

Nomalanga then continues to confront the men about their alleged intoxicated state.

After a while, the police arrive and the man who was allegedly driving the vehicle denies being the driver and claims to have been out for a walk.

Nomalanga tells DRUM what happened and how traumatic the ordeal was for her.

“This incident took place in Bryanston on Coleraine Road. The vehicle that crashed into mine emerged from a concealed dead end and failed to swing into the lane next to mine, subsequently crashing into my door on the driver’s side. This is because they were very drunk,” she alleges.

The radio host also shared that her brand-new car was badly damaged as a result. “The door on the driver’s side of the vehicle is smashed in,” she says.

Although a case was opened and classified as a hit and run since the alleged driver denied having driven the vehicle, Nomalanga says no arrests have been made because the owners of the rental car had to first lay a charge against the driver.

“The car was a rental. The rental company needs to lay a charge against the drunk driver as the car has been impounded. Also, JMPD (Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department) couldn’t use a breathalyser on any of the perpetrators due to coronavirus.”

Luckily for the presenter, no injuries were sustained. But she’s adamant she’ll be seeking justice. “I will be pursuing this case,” she concludes.

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