N2 accident victim a 'highly talented' actor

Thabang Sidloyi (27) was a passenger in the BMW which smashed into the barrier on the N2 highway on Friday.

Thabang Sidloyi (27) was a passenger in the BMW which smashed into the barrier on the N2 highway on Friday. Picture: Youtube screengrab.

CAPE TOWN - The manager of a Cape Town actor who died in a car crash on the N2 near Langa says he's heartbroken as the local film industry has lost a talented man.

It's believed Thabang Sidloyi (27) was a passenger in the BMW which smashed into the barrier on the N2 highway on Friday.

It's still not clear what exactly caused the crash but footage of the accident is doing the rounds on social media.

In the video, you can see a silver BMW careening across several lanes and smashing into a concrete barrier.

The passenger in the vehicle is then flung from the car before landing on the road.

The vehicle then bursts into flames.

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Sidloyi's manager Andile Kosi from Jumbo Artist Management described him as a hard worker.

"I knew him way back before he became an actor. It's very sad because he is one of the talented guys."

Sidloyi acted in a feature film called The Good Man.

Kosi says he was left devastated by the news of the Gugulethu man's death after speaking to his family.

Sidloyi's mother, Muriel Sidloyi, says her son was ambitious and known for being a big dreamer.

"He was a very ambitious boy who loved people, who loved life very much. He shared everything with all the family."

Western Cape police confirmed a case of culpable homicide is being investigated.

Meanwhile, there have been renewed warnings for motorists to buckle up, especially as many will be taking to the roads this festive season.

As with every festive season, traffic officials will be beefing up road safety campaigns in a desperate bid to stem the bloodshed on the roads.