One of Isibaya’s lead actors is apparently struggling to contain his addiction to alcohol, according to a report.

Bongani Gumede is said to have checked into the Houghton House Addiction Recovery Centre late last year for his drinking addiction.


Drum magazine reports that Gumede was booked into rehab but did not stay long. A close friend of Gumede’s told the weekly that the ‘ ‘Isibaya star’, who plays Mandla Ndlovu struggled to keep up with the rehab programme.

“He has a problem with alcohol and he is trying to fight it, but he is really struggling. He was there but he left before finishing the programme. You could see that he was in so much pain when they were injecting him as part of treatment. He cried like a baby,” said the source.

A hospital insider confirmed that Gumede was an inpatient at the centre. When contacted for comment, Gumede declined to respond to the claims.

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