Sometimes we take actors too personally when they portray villainous characters as thugs or gangsters. We end up thinking they are real-life thugs, because of how good they are on the screens. The fun part is there is an actual connection as some actors were real-life thugs before or during their acting careers.
With that being said, we’re going to discuss 10 actors who were arrested in real life for actual crimes.
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Ronnie Nyakale is a South African actor popularly known for starring in the South African drama series as a gangster and playing Cosmo in Generations the Legacy was once arrested. Ronnie Nyakale has a criminal background which Mzansi was made aware of after it was reported that he was detained alongside Mama Jackie in a trafficking case.
As a well-known actor, most people thought he was a criminal only on TV, but on the other hand, he was only released on 2000 Rands bail after being arrested. It’s worth noting that on the day of his trial, his document was miraculously misplaced, leaving the court with no choice but to dismiss the case.
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McDonald Ndou, who plays the role of KK Mulaudzi was reportedly arrested with two of his accomplices during a Hawks operation at Southgate Mall, South of Johannesburg where they allegedly attempted to take hundreds of thousands of Rands from a Gauteng businessman. The two faced seven charges of impersonating police officials, extortion, theft, kidnapping, corruption, and defeating the ends of justice. Ndou remains a person of interest according to sources.
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Skhumbuzo Mbatha who plays Meneer Manaka on Skeem Saam was arrested after he was involved in a crime bracket. The actor was named after he offered a Criminal On The Run transport. His car was used as a getaway car and he happened to be the driver, but it was later ruled that he did not know about the crime beforehand since he thought the woman was desperate for transport in the previous hours. Skhumbuzo he actor stars as Meneer Manaka and the SABC1 drama series Skeem Saam.
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