Earlier today, Nomzamo Mbatha shared a harrowing post about the situation in her hometown. The KZN-born beauty was thrust into the spotlight when she entered an MTV Base presenter Search and even though she did not win, that did not deter her from chasing her dreams.
Today, Nomzamo Mbatha is one of the most successful actresses from Africa and she has worked on several productions including Isibaya and Umlilo.
The star has also starred in international blockbusters and her biggest break to date was when she bagged a role on Coming 2 America alongside Eddie Murphey and Arsenio Hall.
The media personality who spends most of her time overseas recently visited KZN after the devasting floods that killed at least 448 people and displaced thousands of families.
Taking to Instagram, she wrote, "It is the most vulnerable and most marginalised that pay the highest price. A road that I use when driving to my mother’s house… that is also a bridge and ‘had’ homes on either side,"
She then went on to describe what she was seeing around her, " what I am standing on is the debris of what was once those homes. Under the rubble and rocks, missing families… the small structure you see in the far right corner is what used to be someone’s veranda/porch… I climbed on to it, found couches overturned, it must have been the living room… a school book with a name on it."
Nomzamo shared more heartbreaking details about the situation," Okuhle… she was in Grade 5… one of my team members comes over my shoulder and puts a phone in my face and says “these are the missing two from that home..” the tears cannot hold themselves,"
"you walk out of the rubble and pass a home that sings hymns, and because it’s a Sunday you assume it must be a home that hosts a church service, the trauma stricken young girls you walk with let you know that it’s a home that holds prayer time everyday for the lost families who’s bodies have not been found," she wrote.
The thespian then went on to reminisce about her childhood, "When I was growing up, during heavy rains my home used to flood. Badly. My grandmother and I would sit and wait for the storm to pass while water would be up to our knees. When the rain would finally stop, I would begin with pushing the water out with buckets, then with a broom, then with towels and blankets, then finally with a mop. I had a system. There is no system when a mass flood is covering the roof of a home and sandpits slide and bury the entire inside. I keep thinking of the helplessness of people realising what was happening and having no chance to even run. Families wiped out."
In conclusion, Nomzamo made an analogy about people leaving after a funeral, "As we drive out, I’m reminded of that feeling you have on the day of the funeral of a loved one and when the congregation leaves the cemetery after laying them to rest… that drive back… that feeling sat in the deepest part of my soul on Sunday."
Over the years, we have seen her take on several projects that have impacted the lives of many.
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