- Clement can relate to his character, Kwaito, a lot on the struggle of 'black tax'
- When he was young, he too had to face difficulties and provide for his family
- The actor expressed that parents need to look after their children, unless there is a valid reason why they can't
Living in South Africa with all our wonderful cultures and traditions, these are often brought into series that appears on our TV screens, Skeem Saam. One such thing that comes up often is the concept of 'black tax'.
Clement Moasa has delved into this specific topic while playing his character on Skeem Saam. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, he commented that the battle is based on personal experience.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Clement’s character, Kwaito, is now the sole provider for the Seakamela household. He has the responsibility of taking care of his mom and paying for his sister’s schooling.
There was a moment of sadness for fans when Kwaito visited a restaurant and discovered that meals cost as much as R230.
Clement told TshisaLIVE that the position Kwaito is in is almost identical to his life at one point. He said that he grew up without a mother or father, and when he found a job, he had to take over responsibility for his siblings.
Much has been debated on just how much one is to provide for others. Clement learnt just where to draw the line with his siblings.
Having been in the same situation, Clement is fully aware the sacrifices his family had to make in order for him to be where he is today, and with this in mind he knows he needs to give back.
Clement says that he will support his siblings where school is concerned and, of course, the basics for living. He tends to be stricter when it comes to shoes or 'nice things'.
When Clement started working, he sat the family down and explained to them that he is working for himself. He said that they are not to expect anything but that he would be helping out.
Clement did say that when people have children it is the parents' duty to take care of them without the children feeling that they owe their parents anything. However, if parents do find themselves in a desperate situation, it is only right to help.
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