Nozuko Ntshangase talks about suicide attempts
DiepCity actress Nozuko Ncayiyane Ntshangase spoke with Actors Spaces on Thursday August 5 to talk about their ongoing struggles in the entertainment industry which have led to multiple suicide attempts.
The actress, who plays the role of Nokuthula “Nox” Jele in DiepCity, said she never received any formal training and also told the publication that she was relieved to finally have her big chance on the SABC1 soap opera Skeem Saam in 2013.
I am not formally trained, I am informally trained through community theater.
It taught me discipline. It taught me the beauty of creating and taught me to create honestly and to be myself.
Ntshangase said she fell into depression after her first acting job as she sent most of her salary home and ended up penniless.
Financially, I did not understand a lot of things. Intellectually, there was still a lot I needed to learn about this.
I messed up a lot financially, I made some really bad decisions.
Nozuko Ntshangase: “Emotionally, I was wrong”
The actress says she’s not like most celebrities who want to attend events in the entertainment industry and has often been dragged out of the house by her friends to make guest appearances.
“My friend was trying to drag me out of the room to witness these events, but it just put me in a black hole of depression.
“I felt like I wasn’t doing enough and felt like I had no direction or I knew what I was doing. So emotionally I messed up and tried to kill myself several times
The light at the end of the tunnel
Ntshangase also assured her fans that things have now improved as she is now resolving her depression and is doing much better.
The old one Scandal! The actress told Drum Magazine in an interview in 2020 that she has been physically and emotionally abused by several boyfriends throughout her life.
She said she saw her stepfather beat up her mom and fell into the same pattern as soon as she started dating.
As a child, when you witness your mother being abused, you don’t understand how bad it is.
They beat my mother to mush; in such a way that I couldn’t even recognize her, but there was nothing I could do or say.
So I would cry all alone in my corner.
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