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Chi Mhende drops a Bombshell!!! “This is the first time I’ve ever spoken about it”

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As she bade farewell to the groundbreaking character of Wandi from South Africa’s Generations: The Legacy last week, Zimbabwean actress Chi Mhende dropped a bombshell, revealing she was sexually abused as a child.

Mhende, who grabbed the imagination of viewers of SABC 1’s flagship soapie with her ability to seamlessly transition from male to female roles, said that her character on screen had helped her come to terms with the abuse that she had suffered.

Mhende joined Generations: the Legacy in 2016 where she took up a role as Wandile Radebe, the son to an elite businessman. Later Wandile transitioned into a female, completing a transformation that marked as one of the South African small screen’s most captivating talents.

“I have been through difficult times with my body. I was sexually abused as a child. This is the first time I’ve ever spoken about it but I felt that coming full circle on something that I had done that gave a lot of power and courage to people who came to me every day to say this has been my life and this has been my body, I thought that I can’t go through this life without releasing this for myself but also for family because the person that was involved needs to know that a) I forgive and b) they need to forgive themselves,” she said.

She said her character and the public’s reaction had helped her come to terms with her own childhood abuse.

“I think the performance part helps because I’ve always struggled with the emotion of anger and this is where I get to throw that. I didn’t know what was happening to my body as a child as it was being treated and touched and controlled by someone else. That resulted in a lot of control issues for adult Chi. But as I process and unpack that, that can result in the most beautiful and healing stories of my life and the life of others hopefully,” she said.

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Chi Mhende

Mhende, whose Generations audition is said to have been mind-blowing, revealed that she had prepared extensively for the role. She also gave credit to the soapie’s writers for giving her such a compelling part in the production.

“I felt like I had this strong non-binary energy supporting me to begin with. I was growing my hair at the time, it was shaved back for the character. My hair was short at the time. I looked at myself in the mirror, I strapped my breasts, worked with my voice and I went in there.

“I felt like I played four different characters going into it. When I read the brief initially I remember feeling and I think this is something that happens when you finally align with your purpose and your calling. I remember looking at that script thinking that while I’ve never met a single trans(gender) person in my life, I know this person,” she said.

However, Mhende revealed that the role had taken a physical toll on her in the early days of filming.

“It got quite painful, with the strapping and I remember the first time I was menstruating during working on the show whereas I had worked out how I would sit and my physicalisation, I remember that first time feeling constricted by the swollen uterus and the breasts,” she said.

 

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“A picture’s worth!!! Twitter users react to AKA & DJ Zinhle kiss

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DJ Zinhle and AKA are madly in love (again) and want the world to know it.

The on-again lovers made their relationship Instagram official earlier this month and now they are sealing the deal with a kiss – a very public one we might add!

AKA took to Twitter on Monday to thank his friends and fans who helped him celebrate ‘Touch My Blood’ going double-platinum.

“Thank You for coming out this past weekend,” he captioned a series of pictures from the event.

One of the images showed him kissing Zinhle.

Zinhle and AKA broke up in late 2015 after she found out he was having an affair with Bonang Matheba- while she was pregnant with their daughter Kairo.

But that is all water under the bridge now. The couple’s fans are glad they are back together.

“Love conquers all. Zinhle truly adores you,” one user wrote.

 

Zinhle and AKA broke up in late 2015 after she found out he was having an affair with Bonang Matheba – while she was pregnant with their daughter Kairo.

But that is all water under the bridge now. The couple’s fans are glad they are back together.

“Love conquers all. Zinhle truly adores you,” one user wrote.

Another tweep wrote: “Kairo Must Be Loving This. Because she got wonderful parents.”

“Love always wins! I am so happy for you AKA. May God bless your relationship. Don’t rush yourselves, take your time to enjoy each other,” a third wrote.

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DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!! Talented guitarist plays outside DJ Tira’s home until he noticed him

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Mduduzee Ncube is living proof that dreams do come true if you just believe in yourself. This aspiring musician has done the most to make his dreams come true. He even went as far as standing outside DJ Tira’s home performing until he heard what he had to say.

The talented busker, who started out by entertaining the public on Durban’s South Beach, has taken every opportunity that he can to make his name known.

Mdu took a stand and demanded to be heard. He stood in front of the famous DJ Tira’s house until he came out and acknowledged his presence. This man’s persistence is inspiring. Mdu stood outside Tira’s house and played his heart out until Tira came outside. Not being a widely-known artist, Tira was shocked to see a strange an outside his home, but he was also humbled by his perseverance.

Dogg DBN just happened to be at Tira’s house at the time and was the one who captured the moving moment and shared it on social media.

 

 

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So this guy decided to come camp outside Afro Studios…. check the video for more info or my Facebook fan page DJ Tira.

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Mdu impressed Tira and Dogg DBN so much that he secured himself a gig with Dogg DBN and collaboration with Tira. Yusssss, my man! Tira has sent Mdu for a makeover today in preparation for his big gig tomorrow. Big ups to Tira for the generosity and kindness!

 

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And the day begins… #AfroAtWork … Mdu make over 🔥#MduNcube

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“I just work my a** off!!! NaakMusiq hits back at forex trading claims

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Multi-talented Anga Makubalo aka NaakMusiQ took to Instagram to show off his rides and his upmarket house with a caption, “Ya’ll keeping the score while watching me score, ya’ll keep the awards I’ll take the rewards”.

The actor and musician has not only gifted Mzansi with hits such as MamelaniCall Outand most recently Ntombi, where he features Bucie, but has simultaneously shown off his acting skills in popular productions such Generations, Isidingo and iGazi.

This should be proof that he has made money through acting, CD Sales, Live shows, Digital Sales & Streaming, Merchandise Sales but to some its not enough,

A fan Thuli Maumpa popped onto Anga’s timeline and asked him if he is into forex,

“I like the I don’t sleep much part but if you don’t do forex trading, what are you doing? Please share and woow whatever it is you doing a great job I’m so proud of you Anga ,may God continue to bless you.”

Anga didnt hold back and responded,

“Bro I act and sing…why do people thing there is something else I’m doing. I just worked hard..I’ll literally add 2 or 3 more gigs in a night and be EXHAUSTED than sitting at home and relaxing. I don’t have a life. My life is my work. There are no secrets, I’m not running a secret business. I just work my ass off, straight up!.

 

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