Somizi Mhlongo swooped in to help his baby mama and actress Palesa Madisakwane gain some of her confidence back after a car crash left her with serious facial injuries

Palesa and Somgaga are co-parents of 21-year-old Bahumi but have also been really close friends for years.

Earlier this week Palesa revealed details of how she and her nine-year-old daughter were involved in a head-on collision, caused by an allegedly drunk driver.

While Palesa is grateful that she and her little girl escaped with their lives, she was scared that the injuries to her face would negatively affect future jobs as a TV personality.

Taking to Instagram on Monday night, Palesa thanked Somizi for taking her to a plastic surgeon

“Somizi thank you for making sure I stay beautiful, dragging me to see Dr. Nicole Kanaris,” she captioned one of the videos.

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Palesa explained that the surgeon removed the stitches she had, did some reconstruction and re-stitched her scars.

“I’m very happy with the results and healing.”

She also, once again, thanked the people who stopped to help her and her daughter.

“I wanna thank the Letsiki family for all the love and support. Thanks to Jakes for being the first on the scene at the accident. Thank you very much to all the people who stopped their cars to assist us in the scene, you are my angels and you have taught me humanity once more,” she said.


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Flowers are my best friends… thank you Jake’s, you are prove true love never fails. Thank you @tebogoramokgadi and my producer Reggie for keeping me smiling with bright flowers and Chocs😊♥️♥️♥️. Only @somizi can send a big bouquet of 50 white roses😂😂😂 drama… thank you Buyani♥️, thank you @mondez_23 for the love and support and holding my hand through out. Thank you @nonku93 for taking a week off just to take care of me. thank you all who took their time to call and send messages of love and support… @sarahthabethe for cooking and nursing me. Words can not express how grateful i am and how strengthen I’m am just by all your well wishes. @evodiamogase madam for your support and calls always ♥️♥️ Thank you @artsculturesa minister Nathi Mthetwa for well wishes…

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Earlier this week Palesa slammed drunk drivers and urged people to take a harsher stand against them

“I’m standing here as a mother, a sister and a black woman who is a voice to the voiceless of all those who suffered… the inhumane irresponsible drunken drivers that got away with murder! Let’s stand together South Africa against drunk drivers who are putting out lives in danger!”

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