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Patrick Shai Biography – Patrick Shai Wiki
Patrick Shai (full name Patrick Molefe Shai) was a South African actor, director, motivational speaker, concept developer and writer. He began his legendary career as a dancer who was a part of the Mzumba African Drama and Ballet, at Safari Ranch. He went on to appear in numerous television series including Bophelo Ke Semphekgo, Mission Top Secret, Behind the Badge, Zero Tolerance, Hillside, Soul City, Life is Wild, Yizo Yizo, Hillside, Generations, Uzalo and The River. He also played the role of Christmas in the 1996 BBC mini-series Rhodes, according to TVSA.
Shai acted in many made-for-TV movies, including The Land of Dreams (1990), Inside (1996), La Ferme du crocodile (1996), The Place of Lions (1997) and The Gates of Cleveland Road (2000). He also has an extensive feature film resume, which includes the following films: Place of Weeping, Red Scorpion, Blind Justice, Schweitzer, Taxi to Soweto, Cry, the Beloved Country, Hearts and Minds, Danger Zone, Fools, The Bone Snatcher and Critical Assignment.
Patrick Shai Cassper Nyovest
On Jan. 17, 2022, Patrick Shai came under fire for using inappropriate language in a video posted on social media, when he challenged rapper Cassper Nyovest to a boxing match. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, the actor released a “sincere apology” to the rapper and everyone affected by his remarks.
The actor said in the following statement: “Yesterday [January 17, 2022], I put out a video wherein I called out Cassper Nyovest to a boxing match. The intention behind the video was to challenge him to a public engagement that could lead to an exhibition fight in the hopes of bringing the issues of GBV to a higher platform than they currently are.
“I regret the manner in which I approached this, the words I used, the impact it has had on Cassper Nyovest and his family but more so his mother. I am aware that what I said was apprehensible and as such there are no excuses.
“I apologize to Cassper Nyovest, his family, his mother and South Africa as whole. The video will be removed form all my social media platforms.”
Patrick Shai Age
Patrick Shai was born in 1956 in Dobsonville, Soweto, South Africa. He died on 22 January 2022 in Dobsonville, Soweto. He was 57 years old.
Patrick Shai Wife
He was married to his wife Mmasechaba Shai for 38 years. Mmasechaba got married to her husband when she was only 17 years old. Two years into their marriage, Patrick turned into a monster and started abusing her verbally. Soon after, the verbal abuse turned physical.
Mmasechaba told Move! magazine: “He would come back home in the middle of the night drunk and force me to wake-up and talk. He would complain and raise issues that he was not happy about – issues that he did not address when he was sober.
“He would call me horrible names which left me crippled emotionally. Patrick turned into a monster when he was under the influence of alcohol. I could not believe that the man who loved me would say such words to me. The verbal abuse turned physical. Every time I heard his car park in the garage in the middle of the night I prepared myself for him.
“He would chase me in the middle of the night and beat me up until I turned blue,” Mmasechaba recalls. She says she opened countless cases against her husband but would drop them the next day. “The morning after the beatings, he would apologise and promise never to lay his hands on me again. He would take me to the doctor and nurse my wounds like a loving husband. But as soon as he was drunk, he would go back to his bad behaviour.”
Patrick had his “road to Damascus” moment when he got a role as an abuser in the local drama Soul City in 1997. “He played the role of an abusive husband. He broke down when he saw the recorded scenes because he could see himself in the character. The crew booked sent him for counselling and he started dealing with this,” Mmasechaba said. “Patrick slowly became a changed man – the man I fell in love with. He started giving motivational talks about his abusive life. At first, I was not happy that he was opening up to the public about our life. I was not emotionally ready to deal with the questions from my family and friends.”
Patrick Shai Children – Patrick Shai Family
Patrick Shai and his wife Mmasechaba Shai have two children.
Patrick Shai Death
Legendary South African actor Patrick Shai died at the age of 57 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at his home in Dobsonville, Soweto, South Africa. His family released a statement confirming his death to primalinformation.com.
The family statement said: “It is with great sadness to announce the passing of the veteran actor Ntate Patrick Shai. He passed away this morning (January 22, 2022). We sincerely ask you to give the family time to process this painful loss. More details will be shared in due course.”
According to a SAPS communication, police allege that Shai took his own life and was discovered by his wife, Mmasechaba Shai. The communication states Mmasechaba found her husband “hanging” in the garage and she untied him to lay him on the floor.
Patrick Shai Cause of Death
Patrick Shai’s cause of death was suicide.
Patrick Shai Suicide
Did Patrick Shai die by suicide? The veteran actor died by suicide. According to Police, the late actor took his own life and his body was discovered by his wife in the garage of his Dobsonville home on Saturday morning [January 22, 2022].
Patrick Shai Funeral
On January 23, 2022, the family of the late Veteran actor Patrick Shai announced the memorial and funeral service details of the late gender-based violence activist. A memorial service to honour the life of the veteran actor will take place at Market Theatre in Newton from 12:00 – 15:00 on Thursday, 27 January 2022. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, 29 January 2022. The place the actor will be laid to rest will be confirmed later.
Patrick Shai Net Worth
Patrick Shai’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.