Manaka Ranaka speaks out about tragic accident

2015-12-14 13:00
Manaka Ranaka (Supplied)

Johannesburg - Actress Manaka Ranaka has broken her silence about the trauma and pain she feels after accidentally killing a teenage girl two weeks ago.

Last week it was revealed that the Generations:The Legacy star had knocked over Millicent Mbonani (18), who was crossing a road near the N3 to Durban. It was reported that the Leondale High School pupil was confirmed dead at the scene of the accident by paramedics. 

Speaking to Sunday Sun for the first time since the tragic incident, Manaka explained that she is still traumatised by what happened.

Manaka was reluctant to go into too much detail about the accident, as it is currently being investigated by the police. The actress explained that she visited Millicent's family since the accident to apologise to them. 

She added that even though they are still distraught by the loss of their loved one, they have forgiven her. 

"I apologised to the family and was forgiven. There's no animosity in that family. Those are human beings and they understood it was an accident," she told the paper. 

Manaka added that she is haunted by the incident. 

"I keep seeing Millicent and it's hard in my life right now. I'm not in a good space, but I hope God will give them strength," she added.