Mbongeni Ngema as Patrick Gumede on etv Gold Diggers


golddigger_mbongeniFrom an early age, Patrick knew that he would be a miner. His father wasn’t rich, but had a patch of land and a couple of cows some which helped him to lobola Ruth.

Patrick and Ruth’s marriage was more of an arranged marriage, although not a forced one. But after marrying Patrick, Ruth couldn’t leave or sell the land that belonged to her father in Mashekesheni.

Patrick only joined her later. By then Patrick had a child, Credo with his mistress May and Ruth only found out about the child after Patrick took May as his second wife.

Ruth couldn’t stand the betrayal so she kicked both May and her child off her land. Ronald, who was very young at time, became Ruth’s comfort – the only man who dearly loved her, who didn’t keep things from her and who would never leave her. That’s how she would love to see him forever.

Credo died in a rock fall incident and the family was forced to sell the cows and let go of their land to cover the hospital bills, hoping that they would be compensated by the mine. But after an internal investigation it was revealed that Credo’s accident was due to his negligence. This why Big Boy went to the mines to help with the family’s bills. (More about him below).

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