After 'Generations' things went dry — Thabiso Mokhethi on struggles without work
Thabiso Mokhethi opened up about his financial struggles after he lost his job after six years on prime-time TV.
During a recent interview on The Venting Podcast, the actor recalled the challenges he faced when he was down and out.
“After Generations there was a switch. I came from being on TV doing two shows. I did Gospel Gold, Gospel Time and Refresh. After Generations things just went dry,” he said.
“I thought [because] I worked for six years on Generations [and] did great work, the public love what I do, I get along with the directors, the colleagues and I get along, that I would be getting money forever, but after six years they decided not to renew my contract.”
Thabiso said he believed he would get another acting gig on another SABC platform or an international gig.
“I found myself not working and dry. I found myself going back to a place I thought I would never go back to. When I lost my job at Generations it became difficult for me because I started working from an early age, so losing that job affected me a lot mentally and spiritually.”
Thabiso said he pursued ubungoma to remedy his turmoil and was soon among the celebrities who spoke publicly about answering their ancestral call and shared his journey.
In early September, Thabiso took to his timeline, changing his tune.
In the post, Thabiso withdrew from being a sangoma, saying he was on a quest to seek God and preach the gospel.
“There's a lot that has been happening in my life to build me, to distract me, to shape me and to come to this decision. The Lord has asked me to publicly resign from everything he hasn't called me into. The Lord has asked me to resign from everything that is not part of his plan for my life.”
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