In her last interview, the late Mshoza spoke about alcohol abuse and a suicide attempt

In her last interview, the late Mshoza spoke about alcohol abuse and a suicide attempt


In one among her last TV interviews before her passing, Kwaito legend Mshoza sat down with comedian Nina Hastie and veteran singer PJ Powers as they chronicled their battle with alcoholic abuse .

The trio spoke candidly as they each took turns to share their individual journeys within the struggle against alcoholic abuse .

They spoke about how they need to realise that they had a drag and therefore the moment they each took the choice to hunt help and now they were celebrating their years of sobriety, a milestone the trio said they were pleased with .

Mshoza, whose real name is Nomasonto Maswanganyi, gave up the ghost in November thanks to diabetes complication, sending shockwaves across Mzansi.

But before her untimely passing, Mshoza engaged in one among the “powerful” discussions on the “rise of female alcoholism among South-African women.”

The show aired on SABC 2 on Thursday.

In the show “Trialogue” Mshoza, detailed how her life was about booze, friends and alcohol before she lost it all and was rescued by her first husband, Witbank businessman Jacob Mnisi.

The couple got married in 2007 and that they separated four years later following allegations of abuse. She said after she got married to Mnisi, she stopped drinking but she started drinking again shortly after her husband left her.

“I overdosed with pills, i feel I drank about 12 packs of various pills.I was taken to the hospital, i used to be a really “> during a coma for a very while ,” said Mshoza.

She continued:” So once I awakened I did remember most of the items , then started drinking because i ended for a wrong reason. i ended because I wanted him to like and respect me, and therefore the same guy that i ended for is leaving me, and what now.

“I started drinking, throwing parties, now I had tons of cash . I learnt afterwards that I had to prevent (drinking) because i would like to prevent . I had to require care of my kids.

“So now there are these two folks that i want to measure for and that i had to rebuild my career. I even have to like myself, so that’s how i ended .”

Watch the trailer below as shared by the show producers: “In one among her previous interviews, kwaito-star Mshoza joins PJ Powers and Nina Hastie for an open-hearted and powerful discussion on the increase of female alcoholism among South-African women, and their own respective journeys with it. new @SABC_2, Thurs 7 Jan at 20:30 & Sat 12:30.