Thoko Ntshinga is a South African actress, translator, and director. She was born in 1953 in Cape Town. She is best known for her roles as Donna Makaula on the M-Net soap opera Egoli, and as Senior Superintendent Nomsa Dlamba on the SABC1 drama series Interrogation Room. Many know her as Joyce a switchboard operator in the Xhosa sitcom, Velaphi. Thoko was working as a nursing aide when she saw an audition notice for the Space Theatre. In 2018 Thoko was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the South African Film Awards.
Chumani Pan is a South African actor. Chumani was born and raised in the Eastern Cape in the Soto location in Mooiplaas on the 30th of August 1985. He is best known for his starring role as Monwabisi Namane in the e.tv telenovela Ashes to Ashes, from 2015-2016. Pan studied acting at City Varsity film and multimedia school, where he majored in acting. He once appeared in the sabc2 sitcom Stokvel.
The two legends were announced to be bagged roles in the show called Die Sentrum that will air on Sabc2 on Thursdays and Fridays. Phil Mphela announced the news yesterday on his Twitter page.
"CASTING NEWS: Chumani Pan & Thoko Ntshinga in a new telenovela. They star in the upcoming Afrikaans/Xhosa telenovela called Die Sentrum, set to air on SABC2. The show will air Thursdays and Fridays at 18:00 starting from the 8th of April. " Phil tweeted
Congratulations to the two best actors.
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