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About

Moshidi Motshegwa is a veteran actress who has featured in popular television shows. She is fondly remembered for her villain character in "Rhythm City" where she played the role of Naomi Fischer and Malefu in "The River".

Personal Life

Moshidi Motshegwa was born on 3 September 1977 in South Africa. Not much is known about Moshidi Motshegwa’s family as she keeps most of her information private. In an interview with Metro FM, Moshidi disclosed that she was raised in a very strict home and was held to a high standard in school as one of her parents was a school principal. 

Schooling

Moshidi Motshegwa went to the National Schools for the Arts. She then went to the University of Wits where she graduated with an English and History degree. 

Career

Moshidi Motshegwa was cast in some of the biggest shows on Mzansi television. 

Between 2003 and 2006, she played the role of Denzela Ledwaba on the SABC drama 'Zero Tolerance' which won her the Best Actress in a television drama at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA).

In 2003, Moshidi made a cameo appearance on the tenth season of the American series 'ER'.

In 2004, Moshidi was featured in 'Drum' where she played Florence Nxumalo. Moshidi Motshegwa was part of the film 'Mandela and De Klerk' in which he played Zinsi, the daughter of Nelson Mandela. In 2007, she was part of a Dutch series dubbed 'Stellenbosch'.

In 2008, Moshidi was cast in Noah’s Ark where she played the role of Uhuru Mokoena, the daughter of a rich Xhosa doctor. In the same year, she was part of a game show "Where Are You?” and was also a judge on SABC 1 reality television show “So You Think You Are Funny?”

Moshidi was part of "The River" where she portrayed the character of Malefu. Malefu’s life changed overnight after the death of her husband. Amongst the struggles she dealt with was trying to save her son from the life of a criminal.

After an acrimonious departure from "The River", Moshidi joined "Isono" as Sarah, a woman whose pursuit of revenge leads to death.  

The actress was also part of the "Rhythm City" cast where she played the role of Naomi Fischer, a woman who’d stop at nothing to get her way. 

In 2020, Moshidi Motshegwa reportedly replaced Zoe Mthiyane in Generations: The Legacy after the former was fired. Moshidi has not disclosed her salary but she allegedly pockets R120,000 per month. 

Other shows Moshidi Motshegwa has featured include "Flat 27", "Generations", "JoBurg Blues", "Behind The Badges", "Black Sails", "Friends Indeed", "The Lab" and "Jozi H".   

Relationship

If there is a celebrity who has managed to keep information about her life completely hidden, it’s Moshidi Motshegwa. As such, it’s difficult to ascertain whether she is married and has a husband. What we do know is that Moshidi Motshegwa has one child, a daughter whose information is not in the public domain. 

Controversy

Moshidi Motshegwa fired from The River

Shortly after she made a return on the screen in the series "The River", Moshidi announced her departure. According to her, the producers of the show found her expensive and her character was discontinued. However, there was more to her dismissal. 

In a candid interview with The Drum, Moshidi spoke of her beef with co-star Larona Maogi who played the role of Malefu's (Moshidi Motshegwa) daughter on the series. Moshidi pointed out that she was not a trained actor and was merely picked based on her large Instagram following. 

Moshidi's take was that Larona Maogi needed help to execute her character. Following those comments, Moshidi said that a bullying complaint was lodged against her and was terminated twenty days after she renewed her contract for the second season. 

Fans of Moshidi were dismayed by the news and even signed a petition for her return but the veteran actress stood by her word and was proud that she got an opportunity to be part of the series.

Net Worth

Moshidi Motshegwa is one of the highest-paid celebrities in South Africa. Her monthly salary of around R110,000 contributes to her net worth of around $8 million, an equivalent of R120 million. Moshidi Motshegwa may not have shown her house and cars but with this kind of net worth, it’s obvious she can afford such. 

Awards & Recognition

Moshidi Motshegwa has won numerous awards during her career. Here is the list:

2019: Best Actress for her role on The River at the SAFTA Golden Horn Award

2017: Best Film for Rapid Lion in the RapidLion Film Festival

2016: Best Feature Film for Noem My Skollie: Call Me Thief at the SAFTA Golden Horn Award

2007: Best Actress for the Rhythm City at the SAFTA Golden Horn Awards

2006: Best Actress for her role on Zero Tolerance at the SAFTA Golden Horn Awards

Q&A

How old is Moshidi Motshegwa?

Born on 3 September 1977, Moshidi Motshegwa’s age is 45

Why did Moshidi Motshegwa leave the river?

Moshidi Motshegwa left the river after her role was declared obsolete and the producers of the show deemed her to be too expensive. Contrary to those claims, Moshidi revealed she was booted out of the show after her co-actress Larona Maogi claimed she bullied her after she voiced her opinion about her acting ability.

Who is Moshidi Motshegwa?

Moshidi Motshegwa is an award-winning actress known for her roles on various shows like Generations, Rhythm City, Behind The City, Black Sails and many more. 

Real name:
Moshidi Motshegwa
Occupation:
Actress
Birthday:
3 September 1977
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Virgo
Birth place:
South Africa

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image of Moshidi Motshegwa biography
Real name:
Moshidi Motshegwa
Occupation:
Actress
Birthday:
3 September 1977
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Virgo
Birth place:
South Africa

About

Moshidi Motshegwa is a veteran actress who has featured in popular television shows. She is fondly remembered for her villain character in "Rhythm City" where she played the role of Naomi Fischer and Malefu in "The River".

Personal Life

Moshidi Motshegwa was born on 3 September 1977 in South Africa. Not much is known about Moshidi Motshegwa’s family as she keeps most of her information private. In an interview with Metro FM, Moshidi disclosed that she was raised in a very strict home and was held to a high standard in school as one of her parents was a school principal. 

Schooling

Moshidi Motshegwa went to the National Schools for the Arts. She then went to the University of Wits where she graduated with an English and History degree. 

Career

Moshidi Motshegwa was cast in some of the biggest shows on Mzansi television. 

Between 2003 and 2006, she played the role of Denzela Ledwaba on the SABC drama 'Zero Tolerance' which won her the Best Actress in a television drama at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA).

In 2003, Moshidi made a cameo appearance on the tenth season of the American series 'ER'.

In 2004, Moshidi was featured in 'Drum' where she played Florence Nxumalo. Moshidi Motshegwa was part of the film 'Mandela and De Klerk' in which he played Zinsi, the daughter of Nelson Mandela. In 2007, she was part of a Dutch series dubbed 'Stellenbosch'.

In 2008, Moshidi was cast in Noah’s Ark where she played the role of Uhuru Mokoena, the daughter of a rich Xhosa doctor. In the same year, she was part of a game show "Where Are You?” and was also a judge on SABC 1 reality television show “So You Think You Are Funny?”

Moshidi was part of "The River" where she portrayed the character of Malefu. Malefu’s life changed overnight after the death of her husband. Amongst the struggles she dealt with was trying to save her son from the life of a criminal.

After an acrimonious departure from "The River", Moshidi joined "Isono" as Sarah, a woman whose pursuit of revenge leads to death.  

The actress was also part of the "Rhythm City" cast where she played the role of Naomi Fischer, a woman who’d stop at nothing to get her way. 

In 2020, Moshidi Motshegwa reportedly replaced Zoe Mthiyane in Generations: The Legacy after the former was fired. Moshidi has not disclosed her salary but she allegedly pockets R120,000 per month. 

Other shows Moshidi Motshegwa has featured include "Flat 27", "Generations", "JoBurg Blues", "Behind The Badges", "Black Sails", "Friends Indeed", "The Lab" and "Jozi H".   

Relationship

If there is a celebrity who has managed to keep information about her life completely hidden, it’s Moshidi Motshegwa. As such, it’s difficult to ascertain whether she is married and has a husband. What we do know is that Moshidi Motshegwa has one child, a daughter whose information is not in the public domain. 

Controversy

Moshidi Motshegwa fired from The River

Shortly after she made a return on the screen in the series "The River", Moshidi announced her departure. According to her, the producers of the show found her expensive and her character was discontinued. However, there was more to her dismissal. 

In a candid interview with The Drum, Moshidi spoke of her beef with co-star Larona Maogi who played the role of Malefu's (Moshidi Motshegwa) daughter on the series. Moshidi pointed out that she was not a trained actor and was merely picked based on her large Instagram following. 

Moshidi's take was that Larona Maogi needed help to execute her character. Following those comments, Moshidi said that a bullying complaint was lodged against her and was terminated twenty days after she renewed her contract for the second season. 

Fans of Moshidi were dismayed by the news and even signed a petition for her return but the veteran actress stood by her word and was proud that she got an opportunity to be part of the series.

Net Worth

Moshidi Motshegwa is one of the highest-paid celebrities in South Africa. Her monthly salary of around R110,000 contributes to her net worth of around $8 million, an equivalent of R120 million. Moshidi Motshegwa may not have shown her house and cars but with this kind of net worth, it’s obvious she can afford such. 

Awards & Recognition

Moshidi Motshegwa has won numerous awards during her career. Here is the list:

2019: Best Actress for her role on The River at the SAFTA Golden Horn Award

2017: Best Film for Rapid Lion in the RapidLion Film Festival

2016: Best Feature Film for Noem My Skollie: Call Me Thief at the SAFTA Golden Horn Award

2007: Best Actress for the Rhythm City at the SAFTA Golden Horn Awards

2006: Best Actress for her role on Zero Tolerance at the SAFTA Golden Horn Awards

Q&A

How old is Moshidi Motshegwa?

Born on 3 September 1977, Moshidi Motshegwa’s age is 45

Why did Moshidi Motshegwa leave the river?

Moshidi Motshegwa left the river after her role was declared obsolete and the producers of the show deemed her to be too expensive. Contrary to those claims, Moshidi revealed she was booted out of the show after her co-actress Larona Maogi claimed she bullied her after she voiced her opinion about her acting ability.

Who is Moshidi Motshegwa?

Moshidi Motshegwa is an award-winning actress known for her roles on various shows like Generations, Rhythm City, Behind The City, Black Sails and many more.