Nonhle Thema, best known for presenting the music shows O-Boma and O-Access, both on Channel O, has decided to stay away from alcohol. Nonhle, who was one of the most popular hot South African celebrities, says Nelson Mandela didn’t serve 27 years in jail for us to be drunkards.
“In the entertainment industry, you are surrounded by alcohol and it is hard to say no. It is seen as cool to drink and get drunk. I tell people that you don’t need alcohol to have a good time, it is a trap. Mandela didn’t go to jail for 27 years for us to be drunkards.”
“I realised that something had to change so I decided to not drink alcohol anymore. It has been a year and I am feeling so much better. You know alcohol makes everything worse, even depression and I have suffered with that before.”
Nonhle Thema also said she learnt from her mistakes and won’t be popping bottles in a hurry.
“I am not about to pop bottles, I would rather use that time and energy on inspiring other people. I found solace in God and went on a spiritual journey. I want to teach young people about God and warn them to not get caught up with stuff. There must be more depth to life.”