Uzalo actor Masoja Msiza, better known as Nkunzi has addressed congregants of Jesus Is Alive Church in Rode Village, near Mount Ayliff, Eastern Cape, that he is not a criminal.
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Masoja has been blamed for an attempted ATM bombing. Masoja who plays a thug on the SABC1 telenovela told the church that “I am not a criminal. I am just an actor who believes in God.”
According to Daily Sun, accusations came after attempted ATM bombing in Matatiele, Eastern Cape, last month, residents started saying the thugs could have been inspired by Msiza’s TV role.
This came after reports that the actor planned to hold auditions in and around Matatiele to find talented youth. However, Msiza on Saturday said he had never planned on going to Matatiele.
“People like to use other people’s names to drum up interest in their events. Nkunzi is a character who shows us the seriousness of crime in our country,” he said.
“It pains me that I could be painted as someone who influences criminal behaviour. It means people are missing the point. I am a sinner but I’m here to tell the people of Mount Ayliff they must first seek the kingdom of God as many have fallen into the trap of being driven by materialism.”
“Nkunzi and I are different as he is advocating for material gains while I am preaching the word of Jesus,” he said.
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