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From Fame To Struggles! Former Backstage Actor Now Homeless And Depends On R350 Grants

Carlo Radebe's acting journey began in the theatre, where he starred in various productions such as "Inner Circle," "Twelfth Night," "Pamela Powers," "Hang on Nelson," and more. He made his small screen debut in 1980 with the series "Senzekile."

Carlo Radebe, a renowned South African actor, gained fame for his portrayal of Vusi in the hit film “How to Steal Two Million.” However, recent headlines have highlighted his personal woes and financial struggles.

Since 2015, Radebe has not been able to secure any big-budget productions, which has undoubtedly taken a toll on his illustrious career spanning many years.

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According to MDN News, Radebe is currently facing financial hardship and struggling to make ends meet.

Rumours suggest that he is now homeless and reliant on government grants for survival. Frail photos of Radebe have circulated on social media, evoking a sense of sadness among many. Some individuals have even tried to offer their support by donating to his cause.

A Facebook post by user Mautriz Neething has shed light on Radebe’s situation, garnering thousands of comments and reactions. The post confirms his eviction from his former residence and reveals that he is currently residing in the back of a smallholding outside Johannesburg. It also emphasizes the fact that the government grants he relies on are insufficient to meet his needs.

Carlo Radebe’s acting journey began in the theatre, where he starred in various productions such as “Inner Circle,” “Twelfth Night,” “Pamela Powers,” “Hang on Nelson,” and more. He made his small screen debut in 1980 with the series “Senzekile.” Since then, Radebe has appeared in numerous high-budget drama series and films.

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One of his breakthrough roles was Duke Ngcobo in the popular series “Backstage.” After leaving the show, he continued to impress audiences with his performances in productions like “Jozi-H,” “A Place Called Home,” “Untold Stories,” and “Soul City.” In 2011, Radebe joined the star-studded cast of “Generations,” playing the role of Sello alongside industry giants like Connie Ferguson, the late Senzo Ngubane, and Rami Chuene.

Following his departure from “Generations,” Radebe took on supporting roles in shows like “Isidingo,” “Isibaya,” and “7de Laan.” He has also made appearances in films, including his notable role as Vusi in “How to Steal Two Million.”

However, since 2015, he has only been involved in one TV production, “Pusha! Pressa! Phanda!,” leaving fans wondering what happened to his fortune.

During the height of his career, Carlo Radebe was considered one of the most sought-after actors in South Africa. Rumours circulated that he was among the highest-paid performers in the industry. However, the fate of his fortune remains unknown, leaving the nation puzzled as to what happened to his financial stability.

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Yvonne Francis for SurgeZirc SA
Yvonne Francis for SurgeZirc SA
Are you a fan of the latest celebrity gossip and breaking entertainment news? Look no further than Yvonne Francis, the talented writer behind SurgeZirc SA's entertainment news section. With her finger on the pulse of the entertainment industry, Yvonne brings you the juiciest stories and exclusive interviews with your favorite stars.
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