Linda Njotini, who plays the character of Qaqamba in SABC 3’s Isidingo, suffered a huge blow in Cosmo City on 24 March when car plunged into her shop in extension 4and knocked it down.
The car driver, who was operating under Uber, was uninjured. The accident heavily damaged the car and shop building according to Njotini. She believes the driver should have been charged for reckless driving, but police apparently disagreed.
“The police confirmed that the driver was not drunk,” she said, “but then I believe that was reckless driving. I was disappointed to find that law was not on my side. We were told to go to a small court and claim compensation from the driver.”
People started looting her shop, she said, while she was busy working with lawyers to claim damages from the driver’s insurance to restoreher business. She wants to let other shop owners know that if something like that happens to them, sometimes they have to stand on their own.
Njotini, who also acted in SABC1’s Tjovitjo, operates her business in Cosmo City, but said she also enjoys her career in acting.
“More is to come at the deep in Isidingo,” she said. “I cannot tell you much now, but viewers should expect some interesting episodes involving Qaqamba.”
Besides being an actress, Njotini is also an MC. She is also working on a women empowering programme called Akhonix Bafazi.
People can contact Linda Njotini via her email firstname.lastname@example.org