Vinolia says she still has lots to offer

By Drum Digital
18 November 2011

After numerous calls, demands and drama, it’s a shock to see the once popular showbiz star Vinolia Mashego pitch up at our Sandton studios. After all, she cancelled a few hours before the shoot, but now she’s changed her mind and decided to be “the bigger person”.

The bubbly personality she used to be is hard to find – now she looks tired and puffy, like a woman who’s seen too much and whose body and soul have taken a beating over the years.

Sitting in the make-up chair she suddenly demands to use the bathroom. When we realise that she has been gone for far too long, we follow her there, where we find her in tears – crying her eyes out. In between gasps she says, “I can’t deal with this life.

I’m tired of it. I’ve just had a lot to deal with - I can’t any more.” She refuses to continue with the shoot until a bottle of wine is produced. As soon as she has a drink, she comes alive again. Her mood lifts – her face lights up and she starts talking constantly and cracking jokes.

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