Radio host Chito Ndhlovu has opened up on his fight with depression saying that it drove him almost to suicide.
Speaking on the matter for the first time, the popular Kiss FM radio host shared on his social media pages how the fight consumed him.
“I was so deeply depressed, I didn’t want to hear about God, I didn’t want to hear a verse, and it all didn’t make sense. At that point in my life, God felt far from me.” said the Maloko Show host.
“Something else that brought tears to my eyes is: I was called every month for two years since 2014 by the programmes controller of Kiss FM to come and work for the organisation. Every time we were about to seal the deal, something stalled.”
A good number of celebrities, both locally and abroad, have confessed fighting depression. Early this year, presenter Jeremy Odhiambo was found dead in his house after fighting depression for the better part of 2017.
Ndhlovu was more than thankful he survived the phase.
“When you see me praising my God, it’s because there is a place I have come from that no man can take credit for,” he said.
“I remember praying with my whole heart for God to open this door and it seemed far from me. The day my appointment letter was being printed, it was printed among over 100 termination letters. While I was getting a new job over 100 people had just lost a source of income.
“Man can’t do that, God is the only one who can do such a thing. And here I am living that answered prayer, the thing I prayed is where I am. It gets my spirit excited like I am here for the time.”