Gospel star in a pee pickle

2013-10-06 14:00

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Gospel’s holy terror, Lesego Reetseng, was nearly booted out of his rented room in the seedy Johannesburg ­suburb of Rosettenville after he walked into his landlady’s bedroom and ­emptied his bladder on her TV.

Reetseng’s manager confirmed the incident, which happened the night ­after he’d urinated on a mat in his landlady Thandi Mogani’s lounge because he was too drunk to find the toilet.

A closely placed source said the award-winning musician went on a drinking binge one night about a month ago and arrived home drunk.

Reetseng apparently woke up in the middle of night and went to answer the call of nature – but it called him to the mat in the lounge.

The source said Mogani lost her temper the next morning when she walked into her lounge and saw the puddle.

“She asked her husband to wake him up?...?He apologised and promised never to do it again. He said he was too drunk to see his way to the toilet,” said the source.

The following night, he was at it again. The source said Reetseng, ­wearing only his underwear, staggered into the bedroom Mogani shares with her husband.

“They were awoken by the sound of leaking water. When they saw him ­urinating, they woke up and shouted at him to stop,” said the source.

Reetseng went back to his room and slept.

He was woken by his enraged landlords the next morning.

“He apologised and told them he was drinking too much because he had personal problems. Thandi phoned his manager, Conrad Thomas Ndabi, and summoned him.”

Ndabi apologised profusely for what Reetseng had done and promised to help his client clean up his ways.

“Thandi had already given Lesego his deposit, but she forgave him when he told her he had nowhere else to go and wanted to stay with them,” said the source.

So the gospel star has kept his room.

Ndabi confirmed the incident and said Reetseng needed help.

“This man has a serious alcohol problem and does not want to admit it. He lied to the media that he has gone to rehab. His drinking problem will affect his career if he does not address it quickly. I wish I could do something to help him,” said Ndabi.

Mogani also confirmed the incident, but said she had forgiven him.

“He said he couldn’t see the ­entrance to the toilet and that can happen to anyone who drinks. I was so ­angry I told him to leave and took the deposit from other people who wanted to live with me, but I ended up forgiving him because he told me he regards my daughter, Phindi, as his sister.”

When he was contacted for ­comment, Reetseng said: “I don’t know what you are talking about. Write whatever you want to write.”

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