- Baby Cele's family is dealing with a situation no family would ever want to find themselves in
- The actress' cousin committed suicide after shooting dead his mom and wounding his wife
- In light of the situation, Baby has urged for more awareness around depression in the community
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A serious tragedy has befallen Baby Cele's family.
The actress' cousin, Mbuso Cele, passed away from suicide after killing his mother and wounding his estranged wife.
Daily Sun reports that the incident happened at Umlazi K Section, Durban, KZN this past Sunday at around 1pm.
Baby revealed that 37-year-old Mbuso had been suffering from depression for a long time.
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Mbuso's sister, 47-year-old Nombuso, said her brother and his wife arrived at his mother's home on Sunday and requested to speak with her.
Mbuso had allegedly been estranged from his wife, 35-year-old Zanele, since 2018.
He had also left his car salesman job due to depression.
Mbuso was apparently also angry that his wife had a better relationship with his mother than with him.
Dailly Sun reports that Mbuso shot his mother and his wife in full view of neighbours after they refused to get in his car with him.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokeswoman Captain Nqobile Gwala said charges of murder and attempted murder were being investigated by police.
“It’s alleged that on 12 April at 1pm at Umlazi K section, a known suspect fatally shot his 72-year-old mother and wounded his wife after an argument," the captain said.
“His mother was declared dead at the scene while the suspect’s wife was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.”
Cpt Gwala said on Monday at 3am the body of 37-year-old Mbuso was found in a locked vehicle in the Bhekulwandle area with a gunshot wound to the head.
The firearm believed to have been used in the commission of all the shootings was found next to his body.
Baby said people must take depression seriously.
“They must seek help if they have depression. It’s a very serious disease.”
A Mzansi star who also succumbed to his depression is rapper HHP, who died by suicide in October 2018.
House music singer, Nichume Siwundla, also passed away after jumping from a friend's balcony in July of last year.
HHP's customary wife, Lerato Sengadi, is currently fighting his in-laws for rights over his estate.
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