Dieketseng kicks out young woman

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:48 PM  | Dieketseng Mnisi  | Drama

'Stokvel' actress Dieketseng Mnisi has kicked out the troubled young woman she took under her wing last year.

In September 2013, the Daily Sun reported on the heart warming actions of Mnisi, who reached out to 25-year-old Idah Ntibane after reading about the horrors she has had to endure throughout her life.

Ntibane from Mpumalanga was abandoned by her parents when she was a toddler, and ended up living with her aunt after the woman who took her in passed away. She claims her aunt forced her to sleep with older men to earn her keep, and was prior to that repeatedly raped by her foster mother's brother while living with them.

Mnisi at the time told the newspaper that she was so haunted by the report of Ntibane's suffering that she couldn't sleep, and eventually decided to adopt her.

But this heart-warming story has reportedly now taken a turn for the worse, as Ntibane finds herself back in the home of her allegedly abusive aunt.

Speaking to the Daily Sun, the 52-year-old actress said she sent Ntibane packing because of her bad behaviour, and also because she had become nervous after an upsetting dream.

She said: "I took her in because I loved her. I wanted to care for her as my own child but she started to get moody and a few weeks ago, I dreamt her aunt was threatening me.

But Sam Silinda, who initially alerted the publication of Ntibane's terrible situation, says she's lying.

"She told me she chased Idah away because she was dating an Indian guy," he claims.

And Ntibane doesn't believe Mnisi's story either.

She said: "I'm heartbroken because she promised to loved and protect me like her own child. She was good to me for a few days. In January she told me about her dream but I believe she made it all up."

Dieketseng - who has two children of her own - is known for her role as pastor's wife and Sweet Harmony chairperson Masechaba Moletsane in SABC2's sitcom 'Stokvel'. She has also been in 'Skeem Saam', 'Intersexions', and 'Zone 14'.