Not only does the Mzansi Magic soapie, The Queen, start every new season with a deadly bang, they also use their platform to both introduce us to new talent and re-introduce us to the talent we fell in love with back in the day.
Friends and colleagues thank you all the love. I am humbled by the love I have received. @Shona_Ferguson, @Connie_Ferguson and @Mzansimagic really took me out of my comfort zone and took a chance on me, and for that I am grateful. See you on the small screen #TheQueenMzansi https://t.co/DkuwxGYdnI— Phemelo Motene (@PhemeloMotene) August 4, 2018
They recently did so by convincing former Generations actress, Phemelo Motene, to take to the screen once again in the role of Adelaide Maake, Jerry Maake's sister and Thato's mother who returns to mourn her brother, Roy, in the wake of Shaka and Mmabatho's deadly wedding.
Like most new characters on The Queen, Adelaide comes with her own drama and Roy's wife, Cleo wants her gone.
Fans immediately took to the timeline to express their Joy about Motene's return.
Phemelo Motene still looks good👌🏽 #TheQueenMzansi— Nomhle Xolly Tyulu (@XOLY_T) August 3, 2018
Yoh its been long not seeing Phemelo Motene since I last saw her acting ko Generations....#TheQueenMzansi— OMPHILE13 (@Odirile85_NT) August 3, 2018
#TheQueenMzansi 🤣🤣🤣is Adelaide Phemelo Motene?— TERLA (@TERLA15) August 3, 2018
Phemelo Motene has changed a lot! #TheQueenMzansi— Sharon Mosimanyana (@sharo_shaz) August 6, 2018
It's been a while not seeing Phemelo Motene on these screens .. And boys she's damn beautiful 😍🔥 .. #TheQueenMzansi— b u h l e (@gregohle) August 4, 2018
She has been off screen for about five years, working primarily as a producer and host at Primedia's 702 in addition to numerous other roles. Her most notable role to date is that of Khensani Moroka on SABC 1's flagship soapie, Generations.
The Queen airs weeknights on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161 at 9 pm and repeats on Saturday mornings from 11 am.
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