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Touching - Meet SA Actors whose TV characters portrayed their real life situations

Liteboho Molise and <a class=Jerry Mofokeng"/>It's not unexpected that performers might use their craft to portray what they're going through in their lives. By chance or design, several actors have been known to portray real-life circumstances in films and dramas. The following is a list of Mzansi actors whose TV portrayals were based on their real-life experiences.

Dr. Jerry Mofokeng waMakhethaJerry MofokengDr. Jerry Mofokeng Photo Credit (Instagram)

Neo Mokhethi, Dr. Jerry's Scandal character, took us on a journey of a man diagnosed with prostrate cancer who sought therapy with the help of his family. Jerry Mofokeng was diagnosed with prostate cancer in October of last year in real life. He only told his friends, family, and coworkers about the tragic news at the time. The doctors prescribed five weeks of radiation treatment, which he completed while working. His doctor told him he was in remission after five weeks of radiotherapy and extended rehabilitation.

Nandi Nyembe

Nandi NyembeNandi Nyembe Photo Credit (Instagram)

The actress is most known for her performance on Isibaya as Gogo Mkhithi. On the drama series, Gogo Mkhithi plays a Sangoma, and Nandi is a sangoma in real life. When she became extremely ill and was rushed to the hospital, earth was discovered in her urine sample, she realized she was meant to be a sangoma. She no longer practices and just assists her daughter, who is also a sangoma, on occasion.

Liteboho Molise

Liteboho MoliseLiteboho Molise Photo Credit (Instagram)

The actress is most known for her role on Muvhango as Tebogo. Tebogo is married to Mulalo in the serial, but her spouse has another woman in his life, Missumo. This was also true in real life for Liteboho, who was a third wife in a polygamous marriage. She had no knowledge when she married that her husband had other wives. Her real-life husband recently filed for divorce.

Dingaan Mokebe and Tsholofelo Matshaba

Tsholofelo and DingaanTsholofelo and Dingaan Photo Credit (Instagram)

In Muvhango, these two portrayed James and Meme. They were on-screen lovers whose chemistry spilled over into their personal lives when they began dating off-screen. They are no longer together, although they do have a kid together.

Menzi Biyela

Menzi BiyelaMenzi Biyela Photo Credit (Instagram)

In the SABC 1 soap opera Uzalo, the actor portrays Pastor Sambolo Gwala. On his wedding day, his character was reunited with his father, Nkunzi, in the soapie. He had to relocate to Durban for the filming of Uzalo in real life, where he reconnected with his 12-year-old son. Since his parents are no longer together, his kid Siphosethu has been living with his mother and only seeing his father when he visits Johannesburg.


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