Top 4 South African Actresses who kill Gangster roles in soapies

Top 4 South African Actresses who kill Gangster roles in soapies

In the last decades’ filmmakers and scriptwriters allocated gangster roles to men as violence, crime and drugs are associated with masculinity. Award-winning American Actress Angelina Jolie of the Tomb Raider, Mr & Mrs Smith movies took the female gangster/ violent role on another level paving way for fellow actresses to take up the violent gangster roles in scripts.

Backed by widespread gangsterism in South Africa from Corporate Boardrooms, Political entities, and in the streets pushed local script writers to incorporate local actresses in the gangster and tougher roles. The following list of South African actresses without any order embraced the gangster, cunning and at times ruthless characters in respective soapies.

Makanaka Ranaka

Actress Manaka Ranaka is known for playing the Lucy Diale role in long-standing Generations The Legacy. On Generations The Legacy, Lucy Diale is an ex-convict who did jail time at a tender age, the no-nonsense Lucy Diale describes herself as “Mam Sgebengu” or the Queen of Gomora. Quick to reach her knife, gun, or whip, Lucy Diale a torturing and killing machine who in her past has dealt with drugs, money laundering, and kidnapping. In collaboration with her baby brother Cosmo Diale role played by Ronnie Nyakale the Diales mostly worked for Khumkhani Phakade despite having their own not so highly revenue-generating businesses.

 

Connie Chiume

Connie Chiume is best known for her role in the film Black Panther. Her face is everywhere in the drama series Gomora, she is the criminal mastermind in the soapie. She plays Mam’sonto who is a gangster shebeen queen.

Top 4 South African Actresses who kill Gangster roles in soapies

 

Letoya Makhene

The Generations actress Letoya Makhene plays the role of Tshidi on the SABC 1 soapie takes gangsterism to the corporate boardroom. Tshidi a white-collar gangster uses deception, manipulation, blackmailing, and flirting to get her desires done. She is cunning to such an extent that her smile towards someone automatically makes them a target of manipulation. On Generations she divorced gangster Khumkani Phakade known as Gadaffi role played by Vuyo Dabula to marry the most influential and powerful man Kabisi Moroka all in a mission to control #Ezweni (Moroka Business) operations.

Top 4 South African Actresses who kill Gangster roles in soapies

Dawn Thandeka King

MaNgcobo as she is known on SABC 1 KwaMashu based production Uzalo, Dawn Thandeka King plays the role of Lindiwe, wife to gangster Nkunzi (role played by Masoja Msiza). She is a killing machine in her own respect, with or without her husband Lindiwe is the mother of crime. She plays with guns far much better than she plays with cooking spoons in the kitchen. On Uzalo, her greedy and unsanctioned actions lead to the suspension of her husband Nkunzi from the Association exposing them to immediate KwaMashu hostile take-over.

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