Late Yizo-Yizo actor Christopher Kubheka who died in an apparent suicide last week left the nation awestruck as to why he did it.
While we have been wondering why he decided to cut his own life short, harrowing details are popping up about how it all started. In fact, the 48-year-old allegedly killed himself after failing to raise funds to attend the funeral of his dead nyatsi.
According to Sunday World, the revelation was made by one of Kubheka’s neighbours. The actor supposedly spent the final hours of his life with the neighbour who didn’t want to be named.
The neighbour said Kubheka was having financial challenges which had left him depressed. Apparently, the depression took its toll on him when he lost his girlfriend and didn’t have money to pay his respects.
“We were chilling together on Monday trying to relieve ourselves from the weekend babalas by drinking a few beers. We were hanging around at a house of one of our friends who is a car mechanic.
“Gunman told us that his side chick, who he loved a lot, had died and he was stressing because he didn’t have money to go to her home for the funeral. He did not tell us where this girlfriend lived.
“So later in the afternoon he left and said he was going to do something at his house and would be back.
“We didn’t suspect anything bad. We were shocked when his wife came running later saying the guy had died,” the neighbour explained.
In an earlier interview after the death of the actor, his wife Cynthia Khumalo said her late husband was broke. She also hinted that his financial struggles may have contributed to his suicide.
“It stressed him that he was not getting jobs and he was struggling financially,” she said. “He loved nice things and it hurt him that he could not afford them anymore.”
However, she did not acknowledge the involvement of a side chick in the matter.
Christopher Kubheka hung himself with a tie last week at his Soshanguve, Tshwane, home.