'7de Laan' actress Mimi Mahlasela

‘7de Laan’ actress Mimi Mahlasela. Image via Twitter @Nobuhle1

‘7de Laan’: Mimi Mahlasela talks suicide attempt and falling pregnant

Mahlasela who plays the role of Aggie on the Afrikaans soapie also opened up about her battle with depression.

'7de Laan' actress Mimi Mahlasela

‘7de Laan’ actress Mimi Mahlasela. Image via Twitter @Nobuhle1

Actress Mimi Mahlasela who’s been playing the role of Aggie Meintjies for 17 years on SABC 2’s soapie 7de Laan has opened about her battle with depression, suicide attempts, and falling pregnant.   

She shared her experiences with YouTuber Relebogile Mabotja on Unpacked with Relebogile Mabotja and said most of her depression was due to childhood traumas that she’d buried. 

The 39-year-old actress said she carried the feeling of shame and not being able to talk about being sexually abused but is grateful that she started therapy in February.

“I am much better. It all starts in the mind and waking up every morning to tell myself that I am going to have a good day.”

“I used to wake up thinking I am not good enough. I used to think I am not worthy of what I have got and what I have achieved.”

“That mindset drowned me into a dark hole.”    


The actress recently told News24 that she is ready to have a child now as she’s put it off for too long.  

“I am now 39 and, in a few months, I will turn 40. I’m a bit late, and it’s now time.”   

The actress says she plans to fall pregnant by the end of the year and that she wasn’t ready for a child before because she was busy with her career. 

“I hope for a baby boy, but I’d be happy to have a happy and beautiful child,” she says.  

Mahlasela just finished shooting an Afrikaans movie called Skaapboer and is also one of the guest judges on the cooking reality show Colour Your Plate with KOO, which premiered on 6 October. 

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