The sole survivor in the car accident that killed amapiano stars Mpura and Killer Kau says she fell asleep in the vehicle then woke up in ICU. Image via Twitter @niqita11

‘The world wanted answers’: Sole survivor on Mpura and Killer Kau crash

‘I fell asleep and then I woke up in hospital,’ said Peloyame Segatle, the sole survivor from the car crash that killed Mpura and Killer Kau.


The sole survivor in the car accident that killed amapiano stars Mpura and Killer Kau says she fell asleep in the vehicle then woke up in ICU. Image via Twitter @niqita11

On 7 August 2021, amapiano stars Killer Kau and Mpura were involved in a fatal car accident that also claimed the lives of Khanya “The Voice” Hadebe, DJ Thando Tot and TD. The group was on their way to a gig in Rustenburg when their vehicle collided with another on the N4. 

It was reported that everyone involved in the car accident had died, but there was one survivor. On Wednesday 30 March, Peloyame Segatle recalled the events before and after the car accident adding she only became aware that she was the sole survivor weeks later. She told television presenter Relebogile Mabotja that she was accompanying The Voice to his gigs for the weekend.

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Peloyame Segatle is a 21-year-old economics student, who first met The Voice at a Johannesburg bar. The two quickly became close friends and over time, she learned that he was popular in the local music scene. 

On 6 August 2021, The Voice invited Segatle to travel with him for the weekend across the country for his various gigs with Mpura and Killer Kau. She told Relebogile Mabotja that after a gig in Pretoria, the musos headed for Rustenburg. 

“We were making jokes and singing along in the car, then eventually I told Voice that I’m tired and I wanna sleep. Then he said I could sleep on his shoulder and he’ll wake me up when we arrive [at] our next destination. Then I fell asleep.”

When Mabotja asked what Segatle remembered next, she said: “I woke up in ICU”. (Intensive Care Unit)


After waking up in the hospital, the 21-year-old student was dazed and hoped she would wake up and see everyone who was in the car with her. Segatle was in ICU for a month and while she was there, she had no idea that she was the only person who survived the accident. 

“I remember there was a day when a nurse came to give me my food and medication for the day, but the doctors quickly called her to check something. So she left, but because she left so quickly, she forgot her phone [on] my bedside table,” said Segatle. 

“I looked and that’s when I saw my name, Mpura’s name, Killer’s name…Everybody’s name and I was confused because I didn’t know why we were on the internet but I just told myself ‘relax’”.

She only became aware that everyone had passed away, three weeks after they were laid to rest. 

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When Segatle went online for the first time after the accident, she was named as one of the people who had died.

“I just decided that everything in terms of the accident…I just don’t want to read about it, because it’s just going to slow my progression in terms of healing. So I just detached myself from social media for two months,” she said. 

“The whole world wanted answers from me, answers which I felt I don’t have”. 

“The last thing I remember was everyone laughing, smiling… Then I fell asleep and then I woke up in hospital.”