Kag­iso af­ter THE CHOP

Ac­tor tells us about life af­ter cir­cum­ci­sion

Move! - - CELEB WATCH - By Phaka­mani Mve­lashe

LAST month, Scandal! ac­tor Kag­iso Modupe made head­lines for his med­i­cal cir­cum­ci­sion cam­paign where he called upon 2 000 men to get the chop. The 33-year-old, best known by his char­ac­ter name of Mangi in the e.tv soapie, told us that he made the de­ci­sion to get the chop be­cause he wanted to pro­tect his fam­ily.

THE CAM­PAIGN WAS A SUCCESS

The ac­tor was in high spir­its af­ter get­ting med­i­cally cir­cum­cised. Kag­iso, who got med­i­cally cir­cum­cised at Katle­hong Clinic, west of Johannesburg, says the cam­paign was a huge success.

“The event was amaz­ing. We were hop­ing for a few hun­dreds of people to show up. I was blown away by the num­ber of people who came out in sup­port of this cam­paign,” he ac­knowl­edges.

He says al­most 3 000 men were med­i­cally cir­cum­cised in about 200 clin­ics across the coun­try that day. “We had fam­i­lies com­ing to sup­port their men. It was such a fun day and not just about get­ting cir­cum­cised,” he says.

LIFE ON THE OTHER SIDE

The Brothers For Life am­bas­sador ad­mit­ted to have been ner­vous about the pain, the heal­ing pe­riod and ab­stain­ing from sex.

When asked about life on the other side of the chop­ping block, the ac­tor says all those wor­ries are all gone now.

“I’m feel­ing great and go­ing through the heal­ing process right now. People think it’s six weeks of pain when it’s ac­tu­ally the op­po­site. I was back at work just two days af­ter the cut. Even though I’m still heal­ing, I’m not feel­ing any pain. I can go about my day as nor­mal,” he says.

The mar­ried ac­tor quickly makes it clear that he has not had sex be­cause he has to fin­ish his six weeks of heal­ing.

“I have not had sex just yet be­cause I have not fin­ished my heal­ing pe­riod. I can't wait to experience how it will be on the other side of the chop­ping block,” he laughs.

NEW BEGIN­NINGS

Kag­iso, who is best known for his act­ing roles on TV, re­veals that he is ex­plor­ing his other ta­lent – mu­sic. Un­like his cir­cum­ci­sion cam­paign, he is not mak­ing as much noise about his mu­sic en­deav­ours. He says he’s been mak­ing mu­sic for some time now. In fact, he re­leased a sin­gle last year.

“I am not rush­ing my mu­sic ca­reer. I’m just tak­ing things easy. I will re­lease an­other sin­gle on my birth­day to cel­e­brate my cir­cum­ci­sion,” he ex­plains.

The multi-tal­ented star says he sings tribal house and has al­ready worked with popular names in the mu­sic in­dus­try such as DJ Clock and Metro FM’s Adil.

“I am not plan­ning on re­leas­ing a full al­bum just yet. I will be re­leas­ing sin­gles for now and giv­ing them to DJs to play,” he clar­i­fies.

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