Former Generations and Scandal actor Hugh Masebenza has reportedly fallen on hard times. The star is allegedly now homeless and begging for food on the streets of Pretoria.
Masebenza was spotted over the weekend on the streets and does not look like he once did.
He is also popularly known as “The Savanna Guy”, having featured in the brand’s commercial in 2008.
According to sources, the actor walks around looking for piece jobs, relying on handouts from the public. He was once pitted as being one of the country’s up and coming talents, having starred in popular local soapies.
He is best-known for his role as Zuko Zondi in the ETV soap. But his career soon fizzled out and Hugh Masebenza then focused on his music, and secured gigs at cafes in Pretoria to get by from 2017.
His last post on his Instagram was on December 11, 2018 and there have been growing concern from South Africans to find his family so they can intervene and help him.
It’s been unclear how long Masebenza has been living in these conditions and whether his family are aware of his situation.
A man who identified himself as Masebenza’s nephew has come out to say that the pictures are misleading and that he looks homeless because he’s busy shooting for a film.
“The guy is healthy and fine, he had a movie shoot which required him to look like he does in the second image. I’m sharing this to alert everyone this is all lies!” he said.