- Simphiwe has his hopes set on changing the way that society views people with albinism
- Being a person who is albino, he understands the constant struggles that are faced
- He hopes to use his new role on Uzalo as a platform to create this change and educate society on the matter
The infamous South African actor and radio presenter, Simphiwe "Bob90" Nxumalo has set his sights on trying to minimize stereotypes given to people with albinism. He hopes to use his new role in Uzalo as a platform to pilot this.
Being a person who is of the albino community, Simphiwe understands the struggles and constant stigmas that people with albinism have to face on a daily basis, reported Times Live.
His new role in Uzalo is played alongside actresses Keketso Semoko and Owethu Zulu. Their roles revolve around the issues associated with albinism, especially that of the belief that body parts of albinos have magical powers and can bring good fortune to those who possess them.
Simphiwe believes that it is his duty to educate the masses in an attempt to change the way that society views people with albinism.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the actor feels that TV is a powerful tool to use in rectifying this issue. He is trying to tech society “that people with this condition are people as well” and that they do not possess any magical powers.
Albinism is simply “just that my pigment is lacking a little more melanin," said Simphiwe.
Having had many acting roles before this, Simphiwe feels that this is the one that aligns most closely with his cause and he trusts that it will allow him to make a lasting impact and create change.
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