SAFTA-winning actress and the former Scandal star Masasa Mbangeni recently took to Twitter to open up about her father's passing.
The actress revealed that her father died of a broken heart following his retrenchment.
She penned a lengthy Twitter thread encouraging people to show compassion for job seekers.
She wrote, "My father was unemployed after he had been retrenched and it broke his heart. He tried every day to secure work but there was none. He died of a broken heart. Don’t date unemployed people if your capacity for compassion is at negative none. Nisihleba kwiTshomi
"Who treats us badly because of your utterances. It’s not right. You have a right to your values and ideal. Pursue them with the same vigour used to abuse unemployed partners," she tweeted.
Fans have since reacted to Masasa's Twitter thread and here are a few reactions.
This is not the first time the TV star opens up about losing a loved one on her social media platforms. She previously opened up about losing her cousin due to COVID 19.
"A cousin lost his battle with Covid this morning. Hayi guys andazi mna (I don't know) anymore," she tweeted.
Meanwhile, a few days ago, fans speculated that Masasa is pregnant after she shared a video of herself at a boxing training. However, the actress quickly shut down the speculations. Read More: Masasa Mbangeni Suspected To Be Pregnant
Masasa is currently starring on Umzali Wami as Joyce. Mzansi Magic hit drama series recently returned for season 2.
She previously opened up to News24 about the gig. She said it was a blessing in disguise. "I hadn't been shooting for a while due to Covid, and my Scandal character, Thembeka, had just died. This role came at a beautiful time when I had made peace with her death. Let's just say, an opportunity to work during the pandemic came and I grabbed it with both hands."
The star said Joice taught her resilience. She added, "I've also learned the importance of staying closer to the truth. Even when her child was lost, she didn't change her story but maintained it. This tells me that if you stick to your truth, it doesn't matter what people are saying - what is important is to be patient and remain true to yourself."
Speaking about her co-star, the former Generations actor Dumisane Mbebe, Masasa told the publication that it was nice working with him in the first season.
"Dumisani is a great actor, very funny and also kind. He's very complex and compassionate. I recognize that passion within myself as well and I guess that's why we got along so well on set. I could give him advice and he would do the same for me too."
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