Girls with SUVs, Gomora actress Tshiamo ‘Lerato Mokoka’s expensive car inspires Mzansi
Lerato Mokoka plays the role of Tshiamo Molefe on Gomora. Tshiamo is the daughter of Pretty Molefe and Sbonga, also a grandchild of Mamsonto. Known for minding her business and at times slipping tongue to divulge sensitive secrets, she is cousins to Langa and Buhle, her rich cousins who came to Gomora after losing everything. Copying up with cocky and rude Buhle (Ama Qamata) wasn’t easy for Tshiamo as she had to go the extra mile to accommodate and tolerate her cousin.
Over the Gomora storyline, Tshiamo has experienced a lot of physical and emotional abuse; she witnessed her grandmother arrested for Mbongeni Ndaba’s murder and had to bury her closest cousin Langa who died in an inferno. Seeing her mother fighting with her aunt Thathi and father Sbonga being ridiculed for co-habiting with Pretty at Mamsonto’s place was enough to break Tshiamo.
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Lerato Mokoka in Gomora real life
In real life, actress Lerato Mokoka is reserved and soft like her Tshiamo character on Gomora. She has no acting qualification; Lerato has proved to be more talented by acing the Tshiamo role, her debut role on television. She holds a Degree in Finance from the University of Pretoria but developed an interest in acting during her high school days at Fields College in Rustenburg.
She earned her stripes to the leading role on Gomora after joining as a supporting act. Gomora showrunners were compelled to write her into the main storyline through her dedication and connection with fans. Promotion from recurring to the leading role by Seriti Films earned her a decent salary; she earns R19 000 per month, an average wage on the Gomora cast.
Gomora was her first television gig and co-founder of a growing Accounting and Finance Advisory Consultancy firm. Lerato has managed to enjoy the fruits of her hard work. She drives a Volkswagen T-Roc SUV vehicle which costs R650 000 according to the VW South Africa website.
Video: Tshiamo in Gomora shows off her VW SUV car
She recently warned young creatives to always purchase cars with comprehensive knowledge on fuel consumption and service costs.
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