ProVerb details accident

2011-06-15 13:43
Sam Brighton
Cape Town - M-Net and 94.7 Highveld Stereo have confirmed that presenter and DJ ProVerb accidentally knocked down a 37-year-old Zimbawean woman in traffic in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

In a joint statement released by both companies, ProVerb detailed the events, saying: "It was an accident and  I am giving the family and woman's employer my full support. 

"I stayed with her on the scene to make sure she received the attention she needed and I went to the hospital as soon as was possible to check on her.  At this point in time, I can confirm that she has no broken bones. 

"I am waiting for further details on the head injury she sustained."

Too close

ProVerb also spoke to 702 Eyewitness News and recounted the minutes before the accident.

Listen to the news clip here.

He said: "There was a pedestrian on the side of the road, unfortunately she was only looking the opposite way, and just as I got close to her she took a step into the road.

"I tried to sway and hit the brakes and do all I can but unfortunately I was too close and I had a collision with her."

The incident took place on Paul Kruger Drive in Roodepoort when ProVerb, whose full name is  Tebogo Thekiso, was travelling home after his 04:00-06:00 DJ slot on the station.

Highveld Stereo station manager Ravi Naidoo as well as M-Net's channel manager Pierre Cloete have both said they are supporting ProVerb "during this difficult time". 


  • Mall Rat - 2011-06-15 14:04

    Proverb, accidents happen, you have shown how much you care, you did more than most people would.

  • Roundana - 2011-06-15 14:32

    you are a respectable young fellow who took responsibility of what happened, i wish all other celebs would be as responsible.

  • Bev - 2011-06-15 14:55

    Accidents like this do happen, but you have done the right thing by giving this lady your support. As previously commented, other celebrities (no names mentioned) can learn something from you. Well done

  • Mr.Faice - 2011-06-15 15:14

    Just leave the poor Zimbabweans alone

      Tina - 2011-06-30 18:00

      so this is all you can say ,one day is one day ,you turn will come .

  • S Bouttell - 2011-06-15 15:15

    Not saying he was, but, it is a common practice to speed on this particular road - there are long gaps between robots, this accident was just waiting to happen. Hope he, and the lady are both okay.

  • pugwash - 2011-06-15 16:42

    At least you stuck by her and it wasn't yet another hit -n -run. Can't be a very nice feeling knocking someone down . . . or being knocked down! Hope the lady makes a full recovery.

  • Janine - 2011-06-15 17:20

    My husband hit someone in much the same way years ago - she stepped out from between 2 parked cars and just appeared in front of him. Luckily he was going slowly and she wasn't badly injured. Pedestrians need to realise that they need to check very carefully before stepping into the road.

  • Skrappie - 2011-06-15 19:21

    ProVerb, you are a gentleman.

  • isayitliketh - 2011-06-17 02:53

    sory Pro,accidents do happen! Hope she comes alright!

  • Susannomore - 2011-06-17 09:20

    I do take my hat off to him. He is under no obligation to do anything for this woman, and it could have easiy been "swept under the carpet". He is taking responsibility and an interest in her well-being. Accidents do happen, and it does not appear to be ProVerb's fault.

  • Whiskeyjack - 2011-06-17 10:23

    Well done for taking responsibility bro, it will work out better for you in the long run!

  • Realistiqly - 2011-06-17 12:53

    So why is this even worth giving a statement on? This was clearly the pedestrian's fault. Must be fear of being extorted.

  • Tina - 2011-06-30 18:12

    proverb is still battling with her life ,she is not talking and her one year six month old baby need food his mother was his happiness the child need her mother ,you are not given any of her family support ,you are a big fat liar ,remember that woman have a small child ,stop this fake news you are given to people bcos that woman is not talking ,go to hospital and see that woman or God will show his anger on you .wicked celebrity ,when last did you see that woman .Monday morning daily times will come interview .God is watching you

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