South Africa Shocked By The Death Of Top Billing Presenter, Simba Mhere!

[ 0 ] February 3, 2015 |

Simba crash on the William Nicol and the N1 Jhb. Image by Yusuf Abramjee via Pig SpotterIt came with great shock Saturday morning when reports surfaced that Simba Mhere (26) had passed away in a tragic car accident. Simba had been travelling with his friend and father, when this horrific ordeal had occurred. According to a statement from his PR Company, ‘Styling Concepts’, Simba was on route to OR Tambo International Airport to board a flight headed for Cape Town to attend the J&B Met.

Johannesburg Metro Police Spokesperson Edna Mamonyane said Monday morning that “the driver of the VW Polo crossed over the middle island and then hit Simba’s car from the side”.Simba had been driving when suddenly another car smashed into his vehicle.

The impact had been so severe that Simba and friend never survived, while his father luckily escaped unharmed. The Polo driver was however not tested for alcohol but will be charged with two counts of culpable homicide along with a count of reckless and negligent driving.

Simba and familySimba Mhere became a household name after capturing the hearts of South Africa in the Top Billing Presenter Search 2010 competition. He went on to win the competition and became the youngest member of the successful television show “Top Billing” on SABC 3. Simba originally from Zimbabwe, moved to Johannesburg at the age of one with his parents who were missionaries. He attended Randpark High School and after matriculating, studied a B.Comm accounting at the University Of Johannesburg.

As Top Billing had initially pushed out its produced episode, Tswelopele Productions are now working on a special episode to pay tribute to their colleague and friend, Simba. A memorial service will be held Thursday 05 February at Rhema Bible Church in Randburg 3pm to 5pm. The Funeral service will also be held at Rhema Bible Church on Saturday 7 February at 9am and burial will be at West Park Cemetry in Roosevelt Park.

We would like to extend our condolences to the Mhere family during this difficult time. The industry mourns a great loss…

images by Gallo Images, You magazine/Fani Mahuntsi (family) and Yusuf Abramjee via Pig Spotter

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