Black Motion member Murdah Bongz, real name Bongani Mahosana, has survived a near-debilitating injury after he fell on set of a video recording.
Mahosana nearly broke his back after falling three metres down the stairs last week at Shine Studios in Braamfontein, where he was allegedly shooting an upcoming music show that will air on SABC1.
According to an eyewitness, the musician, who is dating DJ Zinhle, landed hard on his back and lost consciousness for a few minutes.
Fortunately, he did not suffer any serious injuries. According to the source, the crew and some cast members tried to aid Mahosana who could not get up. “For a second, I thought he had broken his spine, but when he eventually got up it was a huge relief. “They were shooting with DJ Tira and DJ Speedsta among other famous people. He missed a step and came rolling down,” said the source.
According to another source, Mohosana is currently home resting and taking care of his back. “He has seen an orthopedic [doctor], and he was told he is lucky; it could have been worse. He was also told to take it easy on stage to avoid straining his back.”
Mohosana declined to comment, saying he doesn’t want to reflect on the incident.
Black Motion comprises Mahosana and Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane. The afro-house duo is among South Africa’s most influential artists. In the past decade, they have recorded six studio albums and over 40 singles.