In the stage play, set in the turbulent 1980s, Londiwe Ngcamu plays the role of an IFP woman who is in love with an ANC member.
But the role has led to the 30-year-old being brutally beaten by her boyfriend, leaving her face almost unrecognisable. He accused her of dating the actor in real life. Londiwe, from Sobantu, Pietermaritzburg, KZN was rushed to Edendale Hospital.
The director of Seven Days War, Mvuselelo Buthelezi, said they were shocked and devastated by Londiwe’s attack.
He said he visited her in hospital on Sunday and she said her boyfriend was angry because he thought she was really dating a member of the cast.
“I can’t believe this man didn’t know that Londiwe was just acting,” said Mvuselelo.
Londiwe said her boyfriend waited for her at the bus stop in Sobantu on Saturday night. She said he was drunk and accused her of cheating. He then took her to his room and started beating her. She said she managed to escape in the early hours of Sunday morning when he fell asleep.
“When I got home my siblings called the police and they took me to the hospital,” said Londiwe.
KZN police spokeswoman Captain Nqobile Gwala said a case of assault was opened at the Mountain Rise Police Station.
Source: Daily Sun