Innocent Masuku, a former drug addict and child star, uses every chance he gets to talk about how terrible it is to use drugs.
According to the TV actor, he will appear in the fifth season of Mzansi Magic’s I Blew It. The show follows South Africans who were once wealthy but blew their money away. “Today I’m sharing my story on how I blew it” TV reality show. Catch my story on season 5 coming soon.” he tweeted.
Today I'm sharing my story on how I blew it" TV reality show. Catch my story on season 5 coming soon. pic.twitter.com/BR0yRcZAy8
— Innocent Masuku (@InocentMasuku) November 6, 2022
He shared another tweet that reads “I shared a different perspective of drug addiction on reality show ” I blew it”… Which led me to pounce everything I ever worked hard for.. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM DRUGS,”
Tweeps have hailed him for sharing his story so that other people can take a page from his book.
I shared a different perspective of drug addiction on reality show " I blew it"… Which led me to pounce everything I ever worked hard for.. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM DRUGS🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/s9yLt2WEGG
— Innocent Masuku (@InocentMasuku) November 7, 2022
In a Podcast and Chill with MacG interview with MacG and Sol Phenduka, the actor talked about how he spent more than R500K on drugs. He also said that his drug addiction cost him about R5 million in the business world.
In honor of June 16, the Economic Freedom Fighter wrote a heartfelt letter to young people telling them that their bad decisions have consequences.
“Be careful of the choices you make. It’s amazing how time flies. Sometimes, the choices you make can cost you many opportunities,” he said. “When I got into the acting industry, I was involved in drugs, and I regret it because I lost so many opportunities. I lost so many friends and good things and the sad part is that I won’t be able to regain that time,” he said.
“Bafethu ayikho dustbin yokulahla abantu, let us come together, and help each other” he concluded. In a previous interview with Drum Magazine Innocent said he regrets his decision to use drugs and added that he lost out on many opportunities because of it.
“I regret it because I lost so many opportunities, you understand. I lost so many friends and good things and even if I regret it, I can never reverse time and be able to regain that time. It feels bad. Deep down, I still regret it even today. But I am one of the lucky few to have survived.”
“The first few years when I tried to quit drugs with all my heart, I had so many problems and lost out on so many opportunities,” he said. “There are many things I could be counting and could have done. But you know what in life, there is always a second chance.”