Bongani's bottle battles

By Drum Digital
13 May 2016

His talent in front of a camera is undeniable. But it seems he isn’t as good at handling his life off-screen.

By Khosi Biyela

His talent in front of a camera is undeniable. But it seems he isn’t as good at handling his life off-screen.

In fact, we’re told that actor Bongani Gumede has a decidedly troubled life when he’s not working his acting magic. Best known for his role as drunk and abusive Ngozi Masemola in Rhythm City, the man who plays Mandla Ndlovu in Isibaya is believed to be battling problems with addiction.

DRUM has learnt from a number of different sources that Bongani allegedly drinks like a fish and has a drug habit.

According to one of our sources, Bongani was booked into rehab late last year for alcohol and drug abuse.

Read more in the 19 May issue of DRUM.

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