Veteran actress Connie Chiume recently shocked her fans after she revealed that she once almost committed suicide.
Connie Chiume who plays the role of MamSonto in Gomora opened up about how she wanted to take her own life after fellow actor Siyabonga Zubane who played the role of Sdumo on the same telenovela passed away after allegedly committing suicide.
Speaking at Siyabonga Zubane’s memorial, Connie Chiume revealed that she once attempted to take her own life in 1987 after her daughter died while she was feeding her. She said that after her daughter’s tragic death, she started having suicidal thoughts.
“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.”
Chiume said that she conquered the demonic spirit which wanted her to commit suicide by praying.
Watch the video below as Connie Chiume speaks on how she almost committed suicide.