Cape Town - Fitness guru Sbahle Mpisane was involved in a near-fatal car accident in Durban in August last year. After paramedics had to use the Jaws of Life to rescue her from the wreckage, Sbahle spent weeks in hospital recovering.
While recovering in hospital and at home, the Mpisane family shared that Sbahle suffered severe head injuries that resulted in her losing her memory and almost all recollection of her life and the people in it – including her ex-boyfriend, soccer star Itumeleng Khune.
Although most of her fans were very supportive and wished her a speedy recovery and healing, some people have accused her of faking her amnesia. The Fitness Bunnie has finally addressed the accusations and laid them to rest in a recent Instagram post.
"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 wrote.
"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," she continued.
Sbahle went on to mention how embarrassing it gets sometimes for her, when she spends time people she was close with, but has no idea just how close a relationship they shared, such as actress, Nomzamo Mbatha.
"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.
She went on to thank God and the doctors that have helped in her 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," she added.
See the full post below: