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

Jerry Mofokeng and Liteboho Molise Actors frequently use their talents to express what they are going through in their personal lives. Several actors have been accused of inadvertently or purposely portraying real-life situations in films and dramas. The list below includes Mzansi actors whose television roles were inspired by true occurrences.

Jerry Mofokeng waMakhetha, M.D.

Mofokeng, Jerry

Photo credit: Dr. Jerry Mofokeng (Instagram)

Neo Mokhethi, Dr. Jerry's Scandal persona, took us on a journey with a man diagnosed with prostrate cancer who sought therapy with his family's help. 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 terrible news at the time. Doctors prescribed five weeks of radiation treatment, which he completed while working. His doctor told him he was in remission after five weeks of treatment and extensive rehabilitation.

Nyembe Nandi

Nyembe Nandi

Nyembe Nandi Photographer: (Instagram)

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

Molise Liteboho

Liteboho Molise Photo Credit: Liteboho Molise (Instagram)

Tebogo is the actress's most well-known character from Muvhango. Tebogo is married to Mulalo in the serial, but her spouse has another woman in his life, Missumo. Liteboho, who was a third wife in a polygamous marriage, had a similar experience. She had no knowledge when she married that her husband had other wives. Her real-life husband recently filed for divorce.

Tsholofelo Matshaba and Dingaan Mokebe

Dingaan and Tsholofelo

Dingaan and Tsholofelo Photographer: (Instagram)

In Muvhango, these two portrayed James and Meme. Their on-screen chemistry spilled over into their real lives when they started dating off-screen. Despite having a kid together, they are no longer together.

Biyela Menzi

Biyela Menzi

Photo credit: Menzi Biyela (Instagram)

In the SABC 1 serial drama Uzalo, the actor plays Pastor Sambolo Gwala. On his wedding day in the soap, his character was reunited with his father, Nkunzi. He had to travel to Durban to film Uzalo in real life, when he bonded with his 12-year-old son. Since his parents divorced, Siphosethu has lived with his mother and only sees his father when he visits to Johannesburg.


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