Gomora is a TV series that has been airing on Mzansi Magic since 2020 and is currently the most-watched show on DSTV after surpassing The Queen.
The show, which portrays the disparity between the poor and the rich in South Africa, is centred around two families from two worlds and how their lives collide.
Besides the great storyline, production, and direction, something else that stands out about this acclaimed show is its remarkable actors.
Let’s get to know the five main Gomora actors. If you haven’t watched the show, then this would be the right time to get your popcorn and start binging.
Katlego Danke (Onthatile "Thathi" Molefe-Ndaba)
One of the main Gomora actors, or actresses if you prefer, is Katlego Danke, who plays the role of Thathi Molefe - Ndaba.
Thathi is a smart, confident, and arrogant woman who managed to run away from the township’s poverty after marrying a wealthy man called Mbongeni Ndaba, who is unfortunately killed in a carjacking.
Katlego Danke is an award-winning actress who starred in Generations as Dineo Mashaba, for which she won was named the best actress in 2010 at the South Africa film and TV awards. She is also known for her role in Isindigo, Backstage, and a number of other TV dramas.
Zolisa Xaluva (Melusi Dlamini)
Zolisa Xaluva is another Gomora actor who has viewers' eyes stuck on their television screens. He plays the role of Melusi, who is a school principal on the show.
Melusi was Thathi’s boyfriend before she was snatched by a rich man. He later met and married Gladys, a social worker.
Besides his role in Gomora, which has earned him lots of praise from both viewers and critics, Zolisa Xaluva also appeared on Generations and The Queen and is regarded as one of the most talented actors in South Africa right now.
Connie Chiume (Mam'Sonto Molefe)
Connie plays the role of Mam’Sonto, the matriarch of the Molefe family. Mam’Sonto is a strict mother and a master planner who planned a carjacking that resulted in the death of her son-in-law.
Connie Chiume is a veteran actress whose work is celebrated in South Africa and beyond. Besides her role as the main Gomora actor, she has appeared in a number of popular films, series, and documentaries, including Black Panther, Black is King and Rythm City.
Other than acting, Connie Chiume is also the co-founder of a film academy called Destiny Films and Arts Academy.
The 69-year-old actress’s name was in everybody’s mouth in 2021 when she jetted to the US to shoot Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. We can’t wait to see her when the movie premiers in November.
Thembi Seete (Gladys Dlamini)
Thembi Seete is the Gomora actor who plays the role of Gladys- the street-smart social worker who is married to Melusi.
Gladys is often too focused on her efforts to improve the community and helping the less fortunate that she often forgets and neglects her own son- Ntokozo.
Thembi Seete is an actress, TV host, Kwaito musician, and model who has been in the limelight since the 1990s.
Besides her role on Gomora, Thembi is also a judge on Idols South Africa, and she has also appeared in other series and films, including Rythm City and Kings of Joburg.
Ntobeko Sishi (Ntokozo Dlamini)
Ntobeko is another Gomora actor. He plays the role of Ntobeko Sishi, who is Gladys and Melusi’s son.
Ntokozo struggles to get his parents' affection, but his father is too strict, and his mother is too busy helping the community. As a result, he gets involved in the wrong company that does a carjacking job that goes horribly wrong and results in murder.
Ntobeko Sishi, who is also a musician, recently graduated from the University of Cape Town Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance. He also has a post-graduate degree in Entrepreneurship.