actor Carlo Radebe broke homeless donations

Actor Carlo Radebe. Image via Facebook @Mauritz Neethling

Struggling actor Carlo Radebe thanks fans for support

Former ‘Backstage’ and ‘Generations’ star Carlo Radebe bared his soul, through a statement by his friend, about his financial state.

actor Carlo Radebe broke homeless donations

Actor Carlo Radebe. Image via Facebook @Mauritz Neethling

Veteran actor Carlo Radebe has expressed his gratitude to his fans for rallying behind him after he opened up about being unemployed and homeless.

The actor is popular for his role as the villain, Duke Ngcobo on’s Backstage and Sello Mvuyane on defunct SABC1 soap opera Generations.

In addition, he has also acted in local films like Mrs Right Guy, How to steal R2 million and Amandla among others.


Radebe took to his Facebook account to thank Mzansi for showing him love and for not judging him.

“What you have shown me over several days, since the release of my statement-guided by my friend Mauritz Neethling, rallied by his devotion to my well-being.

“I thank you kindly too from heartfelt devotion to pay it forward perpetually. Please continue. I have too always held that prayer to work reliably and do good. 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 galvanized on their platforms. I owe you nothing. Humbling. I thank you again. May life be also easier for you! Ta!’ [sic].”


His post comes after the Duma Ndlovu Actor’s Academy reached out to him following his friend, Mauritz Neethling’s Facebook post asking fans to donate to the thespian as he has fallen on hard times.

According to Neethling, Radebe lost his livelihood and was evicted from his former residence. He now stays on a remote smallholding outside Johannesburg.

“Relying on a government grant of only R350 pm [per month] you can understand that this no way to afford him the means to get himself out there and back on casting agents radar and to let him send video audition clips let alone to feed himself or even take phone calls or have data to send or receive emails.

“I ask (with his permission) that you find it in your heart to help in whatever way or form you can to help this talented man regain some dignity and free him from this dark tomb he finds himself in… [sic].”

“Let’s see if we can help one of our South African talents get back to a place where he can keep his head high and practice his craft with dignity,” Neethling wrote.