June 04, 2024

Fan attacks actor

Sicelo 'Seekay' Buthelezi was verbally abused by a fan

In the world of entertainment, it seems like some fans don't know where to draw the line. Former Gomora actor, Sicelo 'Seekay' Buthelezi, is living testimony that fans can sometimes take a storyline literally.


The actor who joined Skeem Saam in March had an unpleasant encounter with a passionate fan who called him a rapist because of his TV character. Best known as Seekay, he plays Toby, a notorious man who recently took advantage of his on-screen girlfriend Ntswaki (Lethabo Mekoa), when she changed her mind about getting intimate with him.

According to a source close to the actor, he had just walked inside a filling station around Joburg when an unknown man standing in the queue greeted him and went on to call him a 'rapist'. He said: "Ey, ke wena rapist ya Skeem Saam? (You the rapist from Skeem Saam). The source said Seekay was angry, but he decided to walk away from the fan. The source added that the actor was levelheaded and he knew that his job would be on the line. "We commended him for walking away from such- he is still young and has a lot happening, especially his brand," added the source.


Speaking to ZiMoja, Seekay said he doesn't want to endorse such behaviour with a comment. "I don't want to entertain that incident but people must know this is just a job and not my personal character," he said. The 25-year- old actor is not the only one who has been a victim of a fan. Many years ago, former Generations actress Pamela Nomvete, who played villain Ntsiki, was once a victim of a fan who jumped at her while she was walking at a mall. 

Nkanyiso Makhanya, who played Njeza on Uzalo, was attacked by an angry fan for abusing his on-screen girlfriend Nosipho.

Muvhango actress Zonke Mchunu, who played Iman Nkosi, was once beaten for her on-screen role. On screen Imani snatched her aunt's husband ,Ranthumeng, and she 'stole' James from Marang. After that an angry fan attacked but luckily Zonke was saved by another fan.

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