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Trouble in paradise: Actress Pasi Koetle split from her husband

South African actress Pasi Koetle has reportedly split from her husband and that is according to many reports coming out of Johannesburg.

Zimoja reports that the actress has moved out of her West Rand home.

“According to a close friend of the actress and restaurant owner, Nelson has since moved out of their West Rand home. “They tried to make it work but unfortunately the marriage failed,” the friend says. “Nelson is a nice guy, he loved her. She also loved him at some point, but she fell out of love years ago. They had decided to try things out for the sake of the baby. But we know, that never works out,” the source adds. The two got married and had their baby in 2016.”

Pasi Koetle

Mapaseka also hasn’t been using her double barrel surname Koetle-Nyokong. The actress is yet to confirm nor deny the rumours on social media.

Pasi Koetle’s journey started from humble beginnings. She opened up to Kaya FM about her first time in Johannesburg,

“The first day, we came with a train because I couldn’t afford a bus and it’s like 9 or 10 hours just sitting there. There was a lady sitting next to me and the baby was crying, the baby pooped and it was just a long trip.

“We didn’t know which taxi to get from where, because there was Noord and then there was Bree, I didn’t want to look around because people were going to be like; ‘Aah this girl, where is she from?’ So it was so interesting.”

Attending University in the City of Gold was a culture shock for Pasi.

“The first day at school (U.J) I got in and everyone has a car and I didn’t, but what’s nice about it is that I never placed any unnecessary pressure on me because I knew that my mom couldn’t buy me a car but it was interesting and I’m glad I went through all of that as I’m now a stronger woman because of every single thing that I went through.”

Pasi Koetle

Speaking to Lasizwe on his YouTube channel, she revealed that she struggled to get a job after graduation.

“My journey wasn’t easy…I studied acting and also coming to Joburg wasn’t easy because my mom didn’t have money to bring me this side to study, but you know what? I told myself: ‘I’m not gonna give up’, I came to study this side, I graduated, and then I struggled to get jobs…I was a promo girl, at the malls and the clubs, I was working at the call center, I was a receptionist at some construction company…the last job that I had was at Markhams in Sandton City, I started as a packer then I went into being a cashier”

“I thought to myself, the only way for me to get to do what I love, is for me to quit and go for auditions, and that’s what I did and I didn’t get auditions, and then, my agent sent me to an audition for some ad [advertisement], so I told myself: ‘Let me try something different, let me cut my hair and go to auditions with my natural hair and I did that and I got my ad and then I kept on getting adverts, after adverts.’


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Minnie Dlamini

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