Johan Stemmet ends 'Noot' tenure on high note

Elizabeth Serunye. Image: Equipped

Predominant Thobakgale has been to hell and again. Ultimate yr used to be the worst season for the headmistress of Turfloop Top Faculty. It began when one in all her lecturers and any person she thought to be a faithful good friend, Alfred Magongwa (Putla Sehlapelo) conspired in opposition to her and engineered her downfall.

Because of this, the schooling government relieved the stern however likeable faculty administrator of her tasks bringing up corruption and mismanagement of college finances for her dismissal. With no process and function, the humiliated educator withdrew from society and took solace in over the counter medicine.

It gave the look of a downward spiral for her however because of her daughter, Elizabeth Thobakgale (Amanda Manku) she has bounced again to reclaim her rightful throne because the boss of Turfloop Top. 

Already the mastermind in the back of her downfall has been uncovered however as an alternative of being made to get a style of his personal medication, he has been demoted to the location of deputy foremost – a situation that has set the level for a showdown between the 2. 

The headstrong Magongwa has begrudgingly accredited his junior place however he’s now not ready to wreck bread along with his new nemesis, the bold Predominant Thobakgale.

Elizabeth Serunye is the nice and cozy, bubbly and easygoing persona in the back of the strict persona of the embattled headmistress who’s not positive who to agree with some of the participants of her group of workers. So far as skilled performing is anxious, Serunye has it in her soul. She’s a herbal.

Already in her past due forties, the Limpopo-born actress may well be thought to be a past due bloomer within the performing business. However hers is a case of getting identified from youth that she used to be a born entertainer however unfortunate sufficient to not have cracked it previous in existence.

Certainly it took her some time earlier than she may just grow to be a family identify in tv performing, however this present day it sort of feels she has been at the small display for a few years. 

Seasoned actors and mentors Roseline Morapedi and Ramolao Makhene noticed skill and possible in her and taught her the finer issues of the craft. Alternatively, they made her acutely aware of the truth that she had selected a hard profession trail but in addition inspired her to not surrender when the chips are down. 

Within the past due Mmalonya actress, she didn’t handiest discover a type and thoughtful mom determine, however she additionally came upon that they shared every other hobby but even so performing – gospel song.

Like Morapedi years earlier than her, Serunye has been a lead singer in a gospel choir from her highschool years. She met Morapedi and Makhene – unfortunately each at the moment are deceased – at the set of ‘Dinnete Tsa Bophelo’, a Sesotho drama at first written via Phillip Mothupi. On the time she used to be handiest 23 and idealistic concerning the career. 

It used to be a small position and she or he quickly got here to grasp that regardless of skill and tough paintings, luck used to be now not assured. It could take some endurance and perseverance as neatly. 

Positive sufficient, her large damage sooner or later got here within the mid-2000s with roles in a variety of tv dramas corresponding to Soul Town, House Affairs and the comedy, ‘Mzee Wa Two Six’ (2005).

In recent years she has demonstrated her versatility as a display performer with an aptitude for portraying comedian characters whilst on the identical time completely convincing in critical roles because the Predominant Thobakgale persona attests. 

Memorable comedic roles come with that of Mapaseka Montsho, the tyrannical queen of the kitchen on the ‘Cherry Blossom’ visitor area within the SABC2 sitcom Moferefere Lenyalong. 

As Rose Nakumba in ‘Rhythm Town’, she mixed the tragic and the comedian as she battled to deal with an abusive husband, Jafta Nakumba (Sandile
Dlamini) and a rebellious teen, Mampho (Itumeleng Bokaba). 

As for Predominant Thobakgale, her demanding situations at Turfloop Top are a long way from over and handiest time will inform whether or not she’s going to sooner or later eliminate the monkey on her again, Magongwa. 

* Skeem Saam airs each weeknight on SABC1 at 6:30pm.


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