Innocent Masuku, a former actor who appeared in Tshisa and Yizo Yizo, was known for always speaking openly about his struggles with addiction and how drugs had a negative impact on his life and acting career. Putting an end to the matter once and for all.
During the conversation, in which he was speaking with hosts MacG and Sol Phenduka, Innocent stated that narcotics had cost him a significant amount of money.
He claims to have spent more than R500,000 on illegal substances. In addition to that, he claimed that his drug addiction caused him to lose millions of dollars—roughly R5 million—in the sector.
In addition to this, Innocent stated that narcotics have the ability to keep a person up for days, and when they do finally fall asleep, they sleep for almost three days straight.
In order to commemorate June 16, the Economic Freedom Fighter sent a poignant message to the younger generation, in which he informed them of the negative effects that can result from the poor decisions that they make.
“Take care to pay attention to the decisions that you make. It’s incredible how quickly time passes. It’s true that the decisions you make can lose you a lot of possibilities at times,” he explained.
“When I first started out in the acting field, I got engaged in drugs, and I deeply regret that decision since it caused me to miss out on so many opportunities. He explained, “I lost a lot of good things and friends, and the most unfortunate aspect is that I won’t be able to get that time back.”
He closed his speech by saying, “Bafethu ayikho dustbin yokulahla abantu, let us join together, and support each other.”
In an earlier interview with Drum Magazine, Innocent stated that he deeply regrets his decision to use drugs and went on to say that as a result, he missed out on a lot of possibilities.
You understand that I deeply regret it because it caused me to miss out on a great many opportunities. Even though I deeply regret it, there is no way for me to turn back the hands of time and get those friends and things back. I can never go back in time. It is not pleasant. Deep down, I still regret it even today. However, I am one of the fortunate few who managed to live.
“When I attempted to give up narcotics the first few years, with all of my heart, I had so many troubles, and I missed out on so many opportunities,” he stated. “There are a great many things that I could be counting on doing and that I could have done. However, you should know that in life, there is always a chance for a do-over.”
He warns individuals about the dangers of drug use and offers advice on how to beat addiction. “Take care to pay attention to the decisions that you make. It’s incredible how quickly time passes. There are instances when the decisions you make can cause you to miss out on countless possibilities.
You can check yourself into rehab, but it won’t be helpful if you aren’t quite ready for it yet. I am aware that transition might be difficult, but the process begins with you. People looked up to me because I made things happen, I was a good example for them, and I was a role model. I used to be a major role model, but I let people down and surprised them in ways they weren’t anticipating. However, I made the decision to forgive myself.