Skeem Saam star Patrick Seleka has manned up and admitted to his faults of being abusive to his wife Mmabaneng Seleka. The star who rose to fame as chef Katlego Peterson on the SABC 1 educational drama show, took to Instagram to confess that he was the main cause for his wife’s depression and has apologised.
Mmabaneng had previously posted about being depressed on social media and this raised a few people’s eyebrows, speculating that Patrick might be the cause. Finally, he has admitted to the offense and he spilled all the details. “The reason for my wife’s depression is me,” he captioned his now-deleted video on social media.
“The main reason my wife is going through her depression…I should say that all of it, is because of me. I am the reason she has been so depressed for so long and the one thing that’s the worst is I haven’t been there for her. I was emotionally and mentally abusive to her,” he said.
The abuse she has apparently endured from her lover caused her to drift away from her friends and even lost her job. Not only that but he said he used to communicate to his exes on social media and even cheated on her multiple times.
“I have put my wife in a position where I wouldn’t want even my worst enemies to be in and I am coming out publicly to her – wherever she is right now – and her family and to everyone that I humbly apologise for everything that I have done and I will do my level best to make things right for her,” apologised Patrick.
Watch the video below:
The married couple has a daughter which they had when they were very young. The actor had his very first child at the tender age of 17.
This is not the first time he has posted something similar, he apologised publicly to his wife for numerous things including coming home intoxicated, body shaming her and swearing at her, among other things.
“I’m sorry for body shaming you. I’m sorry for calling you names. I’m sorry for swearing at you. I’m sorry for comparing you. I’m sorry for badmouthing you trying to hide everything. I’m sorry for screaming and shouting at you. I’m sorry for coming home drunk and just fighting you for no reason at all. I’m sorry for cheating countless times. I’m sorry for turning you into a joke and ‘ag shame, only if she knew’ to other women. I’m sorry for ruining everything for you. I’m sorry for destroying your friendships. I’m sorry for not being there for you.
“I’m sorry for not being the man I promised you to be. I’m sorry for all the nights you have cried yourself to sleep – whereas I was right next to you and I just ignored you. I’m sorry for landing you into depression and making you take antidepressants. I’m sorry for being a monster, not only to you but to our kids as well. I’m sorry for abusing you mentally, emotionally and verbally. I am sorry Mmabaneng,” his post which he has now deleted read.