Clement Maosa On How He Relates To His Skeem Saam Character Kwaito’s Struggles! When art imitates life….that’s the case of Kwaito and the man who plays him Clement when it comes to their struggles with black tax.
The Skeem Saam character has had to take the role of breadwinner in the Seakamela household, looking after his mother and putting his sister through school. Clement shared how the stories are similar to his real life.
“I can relate to it. I grew up without a mom and dad, and when I started working I had to start looking after my siblings. Even today, I look after my siblings. Kwaito’s situation is reality. When you start working you want to better the situation at home, but at the same time now have your own responsibilities,” he told TshisaLIVE.
But that does not mean Clement is sending all or most of his earnings back home. He revealed how he had to learn to put boundaries and make sure there were no expectations. He added that he sat his family down and explained that he would be working for himself and help them where he can.
“I give out of a sense of duty. I know how much my family has sacrificed for me to get to where I am, and I need to also give back. I will support my siblings through school and the basics but if it is something like shoes, or nice things, I am more strict. I will only give if I feel. I don’t feel pressured to give then. It isn’t a must.”