Saints and Sinners survivor

By Drum Digital
11 March 2016

Saints and Sinners’ Nompilo Gwala tried to commit suicide after surviving being raped – twice. She talks to us about finding closure

By Khosi Biyela

When she first appeared o n Mzansi Magic’s (DStv channel 161) Saints and Sinners, she played the role of a glamorous girl who only seemed to care about her looks.

A few episodes down the line, her character Phindi Khumalo was torn between the love of two men – filthy-rich businessman Gibson Mosia (played by Tumisho Masha) and policeman Siya Malinga (Yonda Thomas).

Then, in the second season, the jealous and bitter Gibson abucted and sexually abused Phindi.

This was something too close to real life for the actress playing the part as painful real-life memories returned to haunt Nompilo Gwala.

Read more in the 17 March issue of DRUM.

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