Patrick Seleka, the star of Skeem Saam, has stood up and admitted to being abusive to his wife Mmabaneng Seleka. The star, who rose to popularity as chef Katlego Peterson on the SABC 1 instructional drama show, turned to Instagram to admit and apologize for being the main cause of his wife’s sadness.
Mmabaneng had previously written on social media about being depressed, which sparked speculation that Patrick was the source. Finally, he acknowledged to the crime and revealed all of the circumstances. “I am the cause of my wife’s depression,” he captioned his now-deleted social media video.
“The primary cause of my wife’s sadness is… I suppose I should say that it’s all my fault. I am the reason she has been depressed for so long, and the worst part is that I haven’t been there for her. “I was emotionally and psychologically abusive to her,” he admitted.
She appears to have drifted away from her friends and even lost her job as a result of the violence she allegedly received from her partner. Not only that, but he claimed to have communicated with his ex-wives via social media and had cheated on her several times.
“I have put my wife in a position that I would not want even my worst enemies to be in, and I am publicly apologizing to her – wherever she is right now – and her family and to everyone that I humbly apologise for everything that I have done, and I will do everything in my power to make things right for her,” Patrick said.
This is not the first time he has posted anything similar; previously, he publicly apologized to his wife for a variety of things, including arriving home intoxicated, body shaming her, and yelling at her.
“I apologize for body shaming you. I apologize for calling you names. I apologize for swearing at you. I apologize for comparing you. I apologize for badmouthing you while you were attempting to conceal everything. I apologize for yelling and screaming at you. I apologize for coming home drunk and battling you for no reason. I’m sorry for cheating so many times. I apologize for making you a joke and ‘ag humiliation, only if she knew’ to other women. I apologize for spoiling everything for you. I apologize for severing your friendships. I apologize for not being there for you.
“I apologize for not being the man I promised you I would be. I’m sorry for all the nights you wept yourself to sleep, while I was right next to you, ignoring you. I’m sorry for causing you to become depressed and forcing you to take antidepressants. I apologize for being a monster, not only to you but also to our children. I really apologize for assaulting you mentally, emotionally, and verbally. “I am sorry, Mmabaneng,” he said in his now-deleted post.