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Lehasa Moloi is on a journey of transformation

2018-07-18 15:03
Lehasa Moloi. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
Lehasa Moloi. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Lehasa Moloi is on a journey to be a better person.

The buff actor posted before and after pictures of himself on Instagram recently, showing his fans what a difference a few years can make.

The caption, “#TransformationTuesday the road to hell. I know it because I was on it,” refers to his past drug abuse and battle with depression.

Lehasa opened up to DRUM about his struggle with “darkness”.

“If I were to dig really deep the cycle of what I call my darkness started with my parents’ divorce. I’m not blaming them but once something traumatic like that happens it causes a break in yourself,” the actor said.

Other local celebrities who have spoken up about their past drug and alcohol problems include Riky Rick and Trevor Gumbi. And Lehasa is one of their number – someone who has come out the other side a better and stronger person.

The actor said he’s been saved and believes in the power of God and warns of how addiction can start off as a small thing. “It starts off as a little bit of something. A little bit of social drinking, a little bit of experimenting.”

Lehasa’s wife, Cleo Moloi, is currently expecting baby number two. They have a four-year-old son together.

Check how Lehasa has transformed over the years.

#transformationtuesday the road to hell. I know it because I was on it. Good intentions galore: started out a social drinker, part time smoker, only kept fun, spontaneous enabling company. Addictive personality much? I'm the obsessed type, the all or nothing type, the down a bottle of vodka dashed with cider drink all night and start again in the morning type. If you ever hear ppl call me Cage (aka Nicolas Cage from Leaving Las Vegas), that's why. I progressed to a full time smoker, part time drug addict and a keep alcohol on me at all times drinker. Battling depression, suicidal thoughts, ill health, court battles. It took my pastor calling me to order saying "you're out of control", for me to wake up. Enough. Jesus and gym straight up saved my life. I've been told I'm addicted to gym... duh, I'm in there 6 days a week hence the hashtag #exerciseEveryday - but I'm clean yo - rather that. Yea I fell off, a bunch of times, picked myself up. Got back on, had mediocre results due to poor form, poor exercise programming or poor diet, got depressed, fell off again. No greatness here, if anything my path has just brought me to my knees sooner than most, later than some. I'm not proud of all this, but I'm a slave to shame and sin no more. The Lord is the only reason I'm standing, walking everyday. I don't have it all on lockdown but I have the tools to make sure I'm a better and better man, husband and father everyday. I thank God for the privilege to wage the war on darkness in prayer and in the gym. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 NKJV When you see someone trying, struggling, dying to be better do better everyday, don't laugh, don't knock em. Your encouragement could be the difference between a hard L or a much needed W. #Chooseday my test is my #testimony

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