UPDATE (16/08/2018)

Friends and family have invited followers and fans of Sbahle Mpisane to a prayer and workout session this Sunday.

The star remains in ICU at St Augustine’s Hospital, according to The Juice. 

Sbahle is off of life support, and her condition is improving. Her father, Sbu Mpisane, encourages fans to join the event, to “support her by doing the things she loves.”

The event will take place this Sunday at Shepstone UKZN (Howard College Campus) at 15:30 – 18:30. The prayer session will be led by pastor, Khaya Mthethwa, and the dress code is- you guessed it- fitness wear.


On Thursday (09/08) last week, Insta fitness star Sbahle Mpisane was involved in a car crash which left her in critical condition. The accident occurred in Durban on Margaret Mncadi Avenue (Victoria Embankment) around 4am, IOL News reports. Sbahle suffered ‘multiple fractures to her legs and arms’ and is being treated at St Augustine’s Hospital.

Rule 1: never skip gym on Mondays ☝🏾 . . . Performance gear by @pumasouthafrica

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Social media responded instantly with well wishes:

Among the well wishers praying for Sbahle, Doves Funeral services posted a photo, captioned ‘We’re praying for you Sbahle Mpisane’ on Twitter and Facebook.


Unsurprisingly, social media was not amused. We’re not sure what the point of a Doves Twitter account was in the first place, but if it ever seemed irrelevant, it’s sure on your mind now.

The tone-deaf tweet and FB post were taken down, and Doves chief executive Minki Rasenyalo told IOL: ‘We will never wish death upon anyone as a business.’ He said that the poster was part of a new campaign aimed at changing perceptions of the funeral-parlour industry and flipping the focus on to celebrating life ‘and appreciating people while they were alive’. They have also since apologised:

Tweets have also pointed out that a second person appears dead on site of the scene, but their identity has not been confirmed.

The good news out of all of this drama is that Sbahle is now off life support, according to her father, Sbu Mpisane. ‘She is breathing on her own, she is a fighter, she will be out soon.’ The public can now also breath a sigh of relief as she recovers and hopefully can continue inspiring her fans and followers.