Gomora has outstanding actresses; among them are iconic actresses Katlego Danke, who plays Thathi and Connie Chiume, who plays MaSonto. The two stars play mother and daughter on Gomora and have a charming way of keeping Mzansi glued to their screens. Each time the duo is on our screens, they produce fireworks to prove they are masters of their craft. Although the two are mother and daughter on set, MaSonto and Thathi’s real-life age difference will surprise many. The two have an age gap of more than two decades.
The real-life age difference between MaSonto and her daughter Thathi
Connie Chiume, who portrays the character of MaSonto, was born on 5 June 1952 in Welkom, South Africa. The actress recently celebrated her 70th birthday in a colourful ceremony that turned into a fashion show.
Although she plays the role of a grandma to Tshiamo, she is very energetic and always takes part in youthful dance challenges.
In contrast, Katlego Danke, who plays Thathi, will turn 44 this year. The actress we all love to hate was born on 7 November 1978 in North West, South Africa. Her youthful looks had deceived many into thinking that she was much younger than her character on Gomora. Katlego Danke looks much younger than she is, and many people often mistake her for someone in her late twenties. This has served her well, allowing her to play the role of a gorgeous lady who leaves men drooling over her looks on Gomora.
Who is more educated between MaSonto and Thathi in real life
Gomora is famous for hiring highly educated cast members, and it’s without a doubt that MaSonto and Thathi are highly educated. On set, MaSonto is a car hijacking superintended who runs a workshop with more than five employees, but the actress is an academic intellectual in real life. She did her matric in Eastern Cape and registered for tertiary education, where she graduated with a Teaching Degree in 1976. The actress started teaching at government schools for 11 years and later moved to Greece for greener pastures.
On the other hand, like on set, Thathi is an educational genius with education certificates to show for it. She holds a BA in Theater and Performance from the University of Cape Town. Thathi also has a diploma in Management Studies from Wits Business School.
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