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Actor Carlo Radebe. Image via Facebook @Mauritz Neethling

Former ‘Backstage’ actor Carlo Radebe thankful for help, fans react

‘Humbling’: SA was impressed with actor Carlo Radebe after he thanked his fans for the love and support shown during his time of need.

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Actor Carlo Radebe. Image via Facebook @Mauritz Neethling

Veteran actor Carlo Radebe on 13 April took to Facebook to thank his diehard fans for their support — this comes after his financial woes topped the trends list.


Carlo Radebe, the actor known for his iconic role as Duke Ngcobo on Backstage had his fans in their feelings after reaching out to them via his Facebook page with an appreciation post.

Last week, Mauritz Neethling, the actor’s friend appealed to South Africans, asking for donations to get Radebe’s life back on track. According to Neethling, Radebe was left struggling after the Covid-19 pandemic. He was said to have been evicted from his residence and was living off only the R350 grant per month.

Following his post going viral on social media,  Producer Duma Ndlovu’s Academy announced that they were looking for the actor, Ubetoo reported. Good Samaritan BI Phakathi also announced that he wanted to help the actor out, Sunday World reported.

On Saturday, Radebe thanked his fans for their support. “What you have shown me over the course of several days, since the release of my statement-guided by my friend Mauritz Neethling, rallied by his devotion to my well-being, has no words… I thank you kindly too from heartfelt devotion to pay it forward perpetually,” Radebe said.

The seasoned actor is now looking forward to being back on set. “I am Looking forward to getting back on set and shooting. By God’s grace, all will be well…I thank all the shoutouts and certain individuals who have galvanised on their platforms. Humbling. I thank you again. May life be also easier on you!” Radebe penned.

The actor’s fans have since expressed that they couldn’t wait to see him in front of the camera again. “Thank you to everyone who has contributed to helping Carlo Radebe. We wish you nothing but success in your future. You are truly blessed and loved,” Neethling also added.

actor Carlo Radebe broke homeless donations
Actor Carlo Radebe. Image via Facebook @Mauritz Neethling


“The good Lord bless you, you’ve served us now it’s our turn to return good for great. We love you as South Africans & as Africans. Thank you 🙏🏽♥️,” @Thabiso Prime-Minister Sithole wrote.

“Carlo Radebe God surely did not bring you this far to leave you. You will definitely bounce back… You are in our prayers,” @gwano’Mobotse Nkoana said.

“Umuntu ngumntu nga bantu. All shall be well my brother. Blessings to you,” @Prudence Mosito replied.

“I can’t wait to see you on our screens 🙏💐💐I’m so happy and excited for you …😭💜,” @Cia Tromp II reacted.