Fitness guru Sbahle Mpisane’s fans were excited to catch a rare glimpse of her in a video that was posted on social media yesterday.
The 25 year-old was involved in a near fatal car accident a few weeks ago.
The video, posted by her younger brother Andile Mpisane, showed Sbahle sending a message to her parents on their wedding anniversary and thanking everyone who has supported her on her road to recovery.
The video, however, got mixed reactions from fans on social media with some suggesting it looked “forced.”
Sbahle’s brother was forced to remove the video from his Instagram account after “malicious attacks” towards their family.
“Kindly note I’ve taken down my sister Sbahle_Mpisane’s recovery video on my page after some malicious attacks towards me, my sister and Family,” Andile wrote on his Instagram.
“The video was to inform the public of the great progress and recovery stage of her state.
“After the tragic accident she had as people were gossiping all negative rumors on social media and newspapers about her which pains me dearly and my family.
“Thanks very much for the continuous support and prayers and note that my sister Sbahle, appreciates each and every one of you Siyabonga (Thank You)”
One of Sbahle's reported friends, also took to social media to release a statement on behalf of the Mpisane family.
In the statement, the Mpisane family claims the video was taken without their consent and ask for privacy as Sbahle recovers.
Read the tweets below: