Generations: The Legacy actress and legendary singer Abigail Kubeka is still reeling in shock after a taxi driver assaulted her last week.
In an incident that took place in Soweto, the two drivers bumped into each other’s cars.
The taxi driver apparently punched Kubeka on the face and mouth, leaving her with visible black marks on the face.
Provincial police spokesperson Brig Mathapelo Peters confirmed in a statement that Orlando police were investigating a case of common assault following an incident that happened on October 16 2019.
She, however, explained that police were not at liberty to disclose or confirm the identity of the complainant at this stage.
But sources close to Kubeka confirmed that the singer was attacked while trying to apologise to a taxi driver after an accident.
The source said the taxi driver became angry and started punching the artist on the face and on the mouth. Kubeka was apparently saved by passengers who intervened.
“It is alleged that the complainant was involved in an accident with a taxi [Toyota Quantum] at a traffic circle near Orlando. It is alleged that the driver of that taxi alighted and assaulted the complainant, where the complainant sustained injuries to the upper body.
“Police have been able to establish the identity of the suspect and are in search of the man who disappeared after the incident. Anyone who might know the whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact Orlando SAPS.”
Sources further said Kubeka was still shaken by the incident. The 78-year-old Kubeka is famously known for portraying the role of Tau Mogale’s mother in Generations: The Legacy.
Attempts to get a comment from the singer were fruitless as her cellphone was switched off.