Bad News For The River Fans

Presley is set to retire

By  | May 20, 2021, 04:05 PM  | Top of The

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After being in the acting industry for 30 years, Presley Chweneyagae has decided to abandon the art when he clocks in 40! Best known for his role on the 2005 hit film Tsotsi, Presley Chweneyagae has made a name for himself, playing in various productions which have made him a household name.

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According to Daily Sun, the actor plans to retire not only from acting, but wants to abandon the entertainment industry as a whole. His current role is on the hit Mzansi Magic telenovela The River and plays the character Cobra. But viewers should enjoy the actor for the remaining 3 years because when he is 40 years old, he is calling it quits.

“I’ll quit acting when I turn 40, and I won’t be in involved in the entertainment industry as I’ll focus on a different work and environment,” he was quoted by the publication.

Presley continued by saying the acting industry is tough but actors should always find it in their hearts - and pockets - to give back to their communities whilst they still can. This is to create opportunities for the young people as they are the future.

He too is part of an initiative which gives back to communities and people from impoverished areas. “My message to young actors is for them to remain strong because they’re in a challenging industry. They must always remain calm, disciplined and focused.“

When he won the Outstanding Actor award at the Black Movie Awards for his lead role on the film Tsoti, he said that moment made him very proud.

In September last year, Presley made headlines for allegedly beating up his wife. Daily Sun reported that the actor and his wife fought and the altercation escalated drastically. This saw him allegedly being detained at the Pretoria North police station on common assault charges.

"I left her after taking the keys. The next thing, I got a call from the police that a case has been opened against me. There was no assault on her or myself. I followed the relevant protocols by handing myself over to the police, with whom I am co-operating (with)," he told the publication.

"GBV and femicide is a big problem in our country. I take it very seriously and would not wish it on anyone, male or female. I have previously been active on awareness of such issues and will continue to do so in my personal and professional life.

"As husband and wife, we do have disagreements. More than anything, she is my wife and the mother of my children, and I have a great respect for her. It is just unfortunate we find ourselves in this situation," he concluded.

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