Ayeye actor Thapelo Mokoena was a victim of a hit and run on the 5th of January. According to a Facebook post Mokoena published on his official Facebook account on Saturday, he was knocked off the street by an alleged red Audi during a jog in Vanderbijlpark, the Vaal. In the heartfelt note, he details shocking moments of terror when he was left to battle for his life on the side of the road, as the alleged Audi had sped off. Mokoena also revealed on the Saturday that he is currently recovering in hospital, where his has been for the past four days.
“Nothing will change if hate is still our daily bread.”
The star goes on to assert in the post that the accident might have been a racially motivated hate crime. According to onlookers who witnessed the whole accident, two white male drivers were driving the red Audi.
Two street rubbel collecters who saw what happened that day have reported that the car moved from the fast lane to the slow lane, where it knocked Mokoena off the road before accelerating back into the fast lane.
The actor also reassured fans that he will be back doing what he is good at when the healing is done.
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” A Hate Crime. This is my Story.
On the 5th of January 2016 at 19h45, I decided to go for an evening run in the bright streets of Vanderbijlpark South SE3 in the Vaal. Fitness being top priority as the new yrar begins. The target was a 10km run just like I had done in the morning of the same day. A calm suburb that I had become accustomed to for well over 4 years. The streets are lit and calm, so in an aim to avoid the scorching heat during the day, early mornings and early evenings make the most suitable time to run/jog.
I started my run and it’s was going well as usual. I reached my 5km mark and started to make my way back. I was listening to my Nike Run music playlist as I trotted along and it was notifying me every 2 kilometres so I was well on track. My target of 10km in 55mins is well within reach. Nikeplus notifies me on 6th km as I make my way back. I keep going and just before I reach 7km it all ended. What happened??
The next thing I know I wake up on the side of the road bleeding everywhere( from my head, my arms & my legs) .I am disorientated,shouting at the man helping me. He keeps saying, “I’m calling an ambulance, you are badly hurt!” and I keep saying, “No! Take me to my house or I’ll walk there. I want to see my wife and my son.” He puts his foot down and says, “I AM TAKING YOU TO THE HOSPITAL or WE ARE WAITING HERE FOR AN AMBULANCE!” He had called one already. By this time his wife has also left the house and joined us in aid.
Apparently by this point I was saying a lot of things, some making sense some not, but mostly that I want to go home to my wife and son. All i can remember is that he was wearing a comrades marathon top and i kept saying, “oh i see you’re a runner as well” amongst all the madness.
He puts me in his car and drives me home, its easy to direct him as i was a mere 2,5km away from home to make the 10km. I get off the car and run into the house and tell wife to drive me to hospital and no one else should follow or come with us, even my good samaritan.
He tries to fight my decision and quickly sees that I mean business and just follows behind my wife and I in his car. We get to the hospital, my wife is in shock but super composed at the same time, while dealing with me. I get taken by the hospital staff and I collapse on to the stretcher bed and the rest is history.
The question still remains though, what happened?
Now according to the 2 street rubbel collecter guys, a red Audi was driving on the fast lane and changed lanes to come to the slow lane to knock me out the road and got back on the fast lane to drive off. Literally HIT & RUN! I was unconcious for 15 to 20 minutes on the road and i miraculously took a huge gasp of air and went manic. According to the 2 street guys, the driver of the vehicle and his passenger where white males…
The same night I wake up in hospital in a lot of pain. I have open wound in my head and i am being stitched, open wounds on my back, my arms and the back of my legs and a fractured ankle so I can’t walk. I am screaming as this is taking place and I’m asking questions, “Where is my wife and Son?” I am still wearing my running clothes (neon blue Nike running t shirt, and black shorts) except the shoes, they’ve been taken off. Full of blood. My hospital bed is red and my family is all around me.
All I remember was going for a quick run and i was going to come back home to pack and leave the next day for my home in Johannesburg and later to Rustenburg for the 104 years of the African National Congress celebrations.
Now obviously none of the above took place as this is day 4 in hospital dealing with pains, trying to fight internal bleeding & not being able to sleep and I still have no clue who did this to me and why.
The investigators can only start when I have lifted myself from this bed and gone to the police station to file my case, I still have no idea who the drivers of the red Audi are/were.
Now,I promised myself that this would be my personal battle & I wouldn’t use my celebrity status to make noise about this ordeal.
But I went and changed my mind today. I thought about it and I decided the struggle continues and I shall continue to be a public servant and highlight that there’s not yet UHURU. We are still in a South Africa full of hate and anamosity. When I see the ANC celebrating 104 years, I look at the mirror at my dishevelled face and I’m reminded that we are still stuck in the Land of Struggle. We have a long way to go and we have a lot to undo.
It’s so much easier to spread LOVE like Robert Nesta Marley said.
However, those with influence forget that their voices and words are full of power & impact. Whether negative or Positive. The Pennys, Justins & Chriss of this world have re-planted a seed of hate in these streets.They have caused a divide in our time in our sensetive society.They have fuelled doubt and triggered insecurity.
We can’t undo the sins of our past. We can change our future.
At this rate, nothing will change if hate is still our daily bread.
I wrote on my Instagram post yesterday. I was thanking all those selfless MEN & WOMEN of the African National Congress (who are no longer with us) for selflessly fighting and standing up for Us so we could one day decide to go for an evening run at any given time or place in our country South Africa.
I meant it from the bottom of my soul because we will never understand what it took to get us here, we will never understand what sacrifices families went through to liberate Us as a Nation. I am a FREE artist because of that STAND.
The sad part off course is, its 2:30 am I can’t even sleep because every angle I turn on, I sleep on a wound. Ive even started doing push ups in order to use this time effectively. You should see these scars. I feel like I’m acting on one of my movies and It’s all make up. The fu**en irony. I starred in a movie called Long Walk to Freedom as Elias Motsoaledi. I wasn’t at all aware that the walk was still long and still continuing.
ALUTA CONTINUA!! AMANDLA!!
I will now focus on healing and count the months until i can get back to what i love doing, Film & TV acting and production. God Bless my Africa & those who live within it.
No further Comments and this is NOT a media invitation. It’s now off my chest. “
Photo Credit: Facebook
Squid Game Ending Explained; We’ve Been Scammed
We’ve been had, and Squid Game is here to prove it.
When the end of the South Korean horror drama arrives on the ninth episode, the winner finds himself harrowed by what the coveted prize has cost his soul. In the rat race for survival, along with a better life that hinges on the never ending hustle, there’s no time to stop and see the horror our lives become. By the end, we see how the winner has sold his soul for a crappy deal that came with a few toys, and a happy meal.
A group of 456 players are mysteriously invited to take part in a set of children’s games for a grand prize of $38 million, which will be enough to give the winner the financial freedom they desperately need. The players are selected from different walks of life, with the burden of excessive debt being their biggest motivation to give the Game a go.
The first of deepening terrors comes during the first game, when the players discover that penalties for losing in the challenges will be death. DEATH. Horrified, the players initially vote to leave and return to their lives.
This noble departure doesn’t last long; their material realities as fugitives on the run from debt collectors only highlights the glow of the precious promise they’ve now left behind. When they return for the second time, they now consent to their highly probable deaths.
Led by Lee Jung-jae, who plays Seong Gi-hun, a taxi driver with a gambling addiction, the South Korean series has become somewhat of a global phenomenon. Now the most streamed Korean series of all time, Squid Game is also said to be on pace to dethrone Bridgerton as the most streamed series in the history of Netflix. And it’s with good reason. Squid Game is a trip.
Survival is the drive. The blues of a broke life pile up for Seong Gi-hun, who’s daughter is being taken away to the US by her mother and step father. His mother is battling deteriorating diabetes and even in her frail condition, is still working hard to make ends meet. It’s during the peak of his frustrations that Gi-hun is randomly invited to take part in the Game.
After accepting the offer, he finds himself in a discreet location along with 455 players, who are also drowning in debt. The players are kept under an authoritarian system of surveillance. Masked guards in pink suits keep the scene under control under the supervision of the Front Man. Gi-hun allies with other players, including his childhood friend Cho Sang-woo, as a the most strategic way to survive the bloody challenges.
Amongst those that end up in this team is player 001, a frail old man who who became his “gganbu”. Sae-byeok, who was also in the team, was killed by Sang-woo, Gi-hun’s childhood friend, team member and flip-flopping ally. Several other team members had to be killed by their team mates, which revealed the wickedness of the games.
In the end, Gi-hun’s victory came without an apology. He had to defeat a close ally in the games, the old and frail player 001. They’d bonded throughout their time, but in the end he had to advance himself against those he’d built alliances. As the games progressed, the players found themselves having to face tough calls. Someone else has to die for you to make it another day.
After a series of brutal games, it comes down to childhood friends Gi-hun and Cho Sang-woo. They’d played different games, with Sang-woo having played hard and stopping at nothing to win. Gi-hun is mad at Sang-woo for a series of betrayals, including him stabbing Sae-byeok to her death. In the end, Gi-hun wins when Sang-woo apologised and kills himself.
Yet despite emerging a winner, Gi-hun finds that the cost of becoming an overnight billionaire has bankrupted his soul. For a year following the day his bank account was loaded with a nine zero figure, he didn’t touch the money. After all, he returned to find his mother dead on the floor. One of his motivations was getting the money to get her medical help over her advancing diabetes.
Gi-hun is clearly troubled by the bodies upon which his new wealth rests. A year passes and he hasn’t touched the money – even oddly reverting to old patterns of asking for loans to get by. It might be late to be so concerned about the moral questions surrounding the games now – the long and short of it is he won and his life has changed.
Later, he is shocked to find out that the “gganbu” who had to be killed after losing to him in a game of marbles, was never really killed.
In a shocking plot twist that changes everything – he also finds out that the old man is in fact the creator of the games! Finding him in a medical bed after receiving a mysterious invite to the location, Gi-hun discovers that the man’s real name is Oh Il-nam, an obscenely rich fella who created the games in 1988 (the same year Korea hosted the Olympics for the first time) purely for their entertainment. We already know by now that ‘the VIPs’ are a bunch of morally bankrupt elites who find pleasure in watching the poor masses slaughtering each other for money in a broken system. Where have we heard that before?
Although his participation in the games as player 001 was a farce, what he told Gi-hun back then, that he had a brain tumour, had been true. And of course, he challenged him to another sick game. A man had been freezing to death on a street pavement, and Oh Il-nam challenged Gi-hun to guess to bet on the odds that someone who help him when the clock strikes 00:00 at midnight. As Gi-hun wins, Oh Il-nam dies.
We assume this marks the end of the games. However later in the episode, Gi-hun sees the man who recruited him doing it to someone else. He runs to stop what is happening, but arrives at the exact scene late, the train has already taken off. Later on the way to boarding a flight, he turns and calls a number. “I can’t forgive you for everything you’re doing,” he tells ta man we assume to be In-ho. He turns back, clearly about to begin his new mission.
What we know now, is that Oh Il-nam created the games to tickle the sick tastes of his sick rich network. But he is now dead. Who is now behind the games? This, and Gi-hun’s passionate manifesto, are strong indications that next season of the series is already shaping up to a different arc. It’s his final transformation, and he is ready to take down the operation and those behind it. He won’t allow people to be “horses” for the entertainment of wealthy elites.
We know that In-ho shot Jun-ho in a bid to stop him from alerting the police about the games. The signal was bad, delaying the delivering of the evidence Jun-ho had been trying to send in several texts, right up to the moment the moment he plunged from a cliff and hit the water. What we don’t know is whether the messages were really not delivered. There’s also no conclusive evidence that Jun-ho is dead.
Potentially, the biggest lesson from season one is that our relentless pursuit for material success in a punishing money system kills us.
First Look at HBO’s Game of Thrones Spin-Off ‘House of The Dragon’
Things look promising for HBO’s upcoming drama series, The House of Dragon. The highly buzzed Games of Thrones prequel’s first visual teaser has been met with much fanfare, raking in more than 8,6 million views on Youtube within two days of its arrival.
First reactions and buzz around the epic teaser have been strong indications that the series, slated to premiere in 2022, is off to a good start despite the infamous final season slump suffered by G.O.T. And it could mean that maybe, just maybe, the world ready to let old baggage go.
The House of Dragon, created by an entire different team, will arrive about three years since the cold winter. The cast includes Matt Smith, Paddy Considine and Sonoya Mizuno who will be bringing to life a different era of Westeros.
Midnight Mass is Creepy With A Dark Subtext and You Need To See it
‘God’s angel’ had sinister plans for the town.
The reign of terror plunges a small and quiet town to ashes when the arrival of a charismatic yet mysterious priest coincides with the return of a disgraced young man who has just been released from prison.
While Riley (Zach Gilford) initially finds that Crockett Island and its 127 residents – along with his childhood sweetheart Erin (Kate Siegel) – still conduct a mundane existence, Pastor Paul (Hamish Linklater) soon changes that.
When the island’s much loved Roman Catholic senior priest takes a trip to the pilgrimage and never comes back, an energetic new priest takes his place at the Holy Land church. And while his arrival brings with it a new wave of spiritual revival amongst the island community, something sinister begins to haunt the town.
With each episode, the esoteric occult that powers Paul’s ability to perform astounding miracles and mesmerise the islanders, slowly gains dominion over the unsuspecting community. Instead, they begin taking up a renewed interest in the church as word of mouth spreads about the signs and wonders. Much like Jesus Christ was able to draw crowds wherever he went, the appearance of Paul’s supernatural power is able to attract even those who’d remained sceptics their lives.
It’s the blending of the sacred and the sinister. The taking of communion that has been contaminated with demonic blood, which functions as the miracle drug promising eternal life.
We soon find out the miracles come at an unthinkable cost.