Millicent Mashile and Skeem Saam actress Innocent Sadiki reveal how they lost their mother and father.

In their YouTube channel, the twin stars Innocent Sadiki and Millicent said they lost their mother when they were four years old and their father when they were teenagers. The pair also share the emotional effect the deaths of their parents had on them in the episode.


Mashile said it caused a lot of trauma for her and she doesn’t remember the first couple of months of them at all. She adds that the only memories she has are of her in her 20s. Now that they are older, they have so many questions that are unanswered.

“I remember having so much fear at 25. I was like, I’m going to die at 26. In my head, that’s when life ends. The same thing with my children, when my children turned four. I was like, they are not going to have a mother.”

The sisters opened up about having a father who was in prison and how they have since learnt to live without him after he was murdered, in a May 2017 interview with TshisLIVE.

“My sister and I didn’t even think that this was a story worth telling until we told it and people spoke about how it has touched them. We grew up taunted by outside people who always wanted to tell us what horrible things our father had done. Because we never knew him, we didn’t understand.”

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Skeem Saam actress Innocent Sadiki reveals on the YouTube channel that she struggled to rememebr her past as a result of the emotional trauma her parents’ deaths caused.

“It’s the memory loss for me as well. I didn’t realise that until I was married, until I had children. I know my mom from a picture; I don’t know her as a person. I have zero memories of my mom.”

Sadiki revealed in the 2017 interview with the publication that their grandmother raised them, and their sister kept information about their father to herself to protect them.

The actress adds that she and her sister were met by “coldness” when they tried to reach out to their father and never saw him again until he was on his death bed after an “attempted murder”.