Veteran South African actress, Connie Temweka Gabisile Chiume, simply known as Connie Chiume has revealed that she nearly took her own life after her daughter died on her lap while feeding her a few decades ago.
The thespian who had taken to the podium at Siyabonga Zubane’s memorial service at the Joburg Theatre on Thursday called on all to be wary of how they treat people around them as it can be a trigger to something unsuspecting.
Recounting her own battle against suicidal thoughts, Connie Chiume revealed that it took God to save her life after she lost her daughter on her lap while feeding her. She explained that she could hear a certain voice in her head telling her to end it all.
“My child died while I was feeding her. My own daughter died. I became suicidal. I couldn’t speak, even the people I stayed with at home didn’t know that I was suicidal. So when things like this happen I understand and I know…Every time that voice told me … every time that demonic spirit came, I would kneel and pray, I would take all the dangerous things and put them in suitcases far up in the cupboards so that when that thing comes, maybe by the time I finish praying that thing would have gone through prayer, God rescued me”.