Watch: Actress Connie Chiume speaks about being suicidal 

Watch: Actress Connie Chiume speaks about being suicidal

South African actress Connie Chiume – who plays the character of MamSonto in Gomora revealed that she almost took her own life 20 years ago at Siyabonga Zubane’s memorial service on Thursday.

Zubane’s memorial service was held at the Joburg Theatre on Thursday (12 May) afternoon.

Actress Connie Chiume –who plays MamSonto in Gomora shared at Siyabonga Zubane’s memorial that she attempted to take her own life years.

23-year-old actor Siyabonga Zubane – who portrayed the role of Sdumo in Gomora apparently committed suicide last week.


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Chiume shared she attempted to end her life after her daughter died while she was feeding her.

The veteran added that she had suicidal thoughts that she never shared with anyone after her daughter’s passing.

She also told her co-stars at the memorial that there was a demonic spirit that had taken over her body and wanted her to commit suicide- but she conquered the demonic thoughts by praying.

“It’s so difficult to stand here and speak about young talent and young creative like Siya.”

“A child that we were still looking forward to seeing where he is going. We are hurt by his departure.”

“I understand what his parents are going through because I almost took my own life.”

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