Israel Matseke-Zulu opened up about his childhood on the recent episode of Podcast and Chill with MacG.
The talented actor sat down with MacG and they chatted about his life, biological father and “abusive” stepfather.
The Gomora actor also told MacG and his crew why he has a double barrel surname. Israel shared that his biological father’s surname is Zulu while his mom’s surname is Matseke.
He told MacG that he doesn’t regret not attending his stepdad’s funeral. The star said his stepfather used to beat him up for no reason when he was a child.
Israel told MacG that he had a trip to Cape Town on the day his stepdad was buried. “I think I was shooting something. But I don’t regret it.
It’s fair. If you didn’t plough something don’t expect to bear the fruits. It’s an eye for an eye.”
The thespian said he only met his real father when he was 14. He did not get to spend too much time with him before he passed away, Israel explained.