- Kabamo's vicious character in Rhythm City has turned his family against him
- He says that the role he plays has changed the way that people look at him and that his aunt will not let him into her house
- Despite the negativity, Kabamo loves his role and researches criminals to play it better
Playing the role of Robert in Rhythm City, musician and actor Kabomo, is getting all kinds of heat in the streets. It has even poured over into his family life with his aunt apparently barring him from her house because of his character’s behavior.
Kabomo’s character abuses and traffics people on the show, making him the prize winner of the “worst villain in Mzansi” in these twitter streets.
According to Kabomo, the role he plays is an emotional one and has changed the way people look at him.
"When I started appearing on screens a few months ago, I noticed that people started to look at me funny. In the past they would rush to ask me for photos, now they also back away from me and stare at me with a look of disgust," he told TshisaLIVE.
Kabomo’s family members all riled up due to the character Robert's nonsense.
"My sister called me the other day and told me that my aunt and my dad were watching one of the episodes and my character must have done something really bad because my aunt was furious! My dad is a little more understanding, because he has seen me in a lot of shows before, but my aunt asked my sister, 'why would your brother do this? What kind of human being does something like this?' Tell him I never want to see him and he mustn't come to the house."
Kabomo researches criminals and has been studying books.
Meeting with Karabo Mokoena’s killer, Sandile Montsoe, Kabomo was able to get more of a feel and understand his character a little better. Sandile was found guilty for murdering his girlfriend and disposing of her body by burning it beyond recognition. Sandile has been sentenced to an effective 34 years.
"I interviewed him on Touch HD. They brought in this guy who was supposed to be this financial specialist or whatever. He came with this girl, the same one (Karabo). The scary thing is he was normal. The most fascinating thing about it was he was so normal. I am celebrating this guy and months later he goes and does something so evil. People hide this evil with a mask of normalcy. So, I drew from that experience and my research," he said.
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