Original Generations cast: Where are they now?

2017-09-01 09:44
 

Johannesburg - Three years ago South Africans had to say goodbye to the original cast of Generations, after they were giving their marching orders by their director Mfundi Vundla.

The actors were striking for better pay, extended contracts and royalties from episodes that had been rebroadcast, when SABC and Vundla sacked them.

16 actors were released from the show.

Now, we look at where the actors who captivated South Africans are today.

Sbusiso Dlomo (Menzi Ngubane)

Menzi was one of Generations’ most notorious villains – perfect practice for his new role as Judas Ngwenya in Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya.

While he’s still hard at work, the 52-year-old actor has had several health scares in recent years, having been hospitalised for reasons he would not make public. In 2011, he suffered kidney failure and received a transplant in 2014.

Karabo Moroka (Connie Ferguson)

Connie Ferguson will always be one of Generations’ shining stars. 

Not only is the 47-year-old the co-founder of Ferguson Films with her husband, Shona Ferguson, but she has given amazing performances in her roles on Rockville and, more recently, her leading role in The Queen on Mzansi Magic.

Senzo Dlomo (Thami Mngqolo)

Coming out of his breakout role in Generations, the 34-year-old appeared in smaller roles on Mzansi Magic shows like Kota Life Crisis. He found his way to the spotlight again when he was cast in a leading role on iGazi – which has become a much-loved Sunday night drama.

Nicholas Nomvete (Thato Molamu)

Thato (32) has landed many roles in several popular dramas on Mzansi Magic since his departure from Generations. He has had a leading role in Greed and Desire and more recently, The Queen.

He also tapped into his other talents by becoming a presenter on Mzansi Magic’s lifestyle show All-Access and radio presenter on East Coast radio.


Dineo Tlhaole (Katlego Danke)

After the 38-year-old’s famous role on Generations, she took a short break from acting before being cast on SABC 3’s Isidingo, and more recently, in a local movie called All About Love.

Queen Moroka (Sophie Ndaba)

After 20 years on Generations, Sophie Ndaba (45) has made herself a household name in South Africa’s entertainment industry.

She’s been super busy in her post-Generations days, having started her own business as a wedding planner, acting as a judge on the Miss SA panel, and recently scoring a role on SABC 3’s Isidingo.

Noluntu Memela (Zenande Mfeyana)

Following her dramatic role on Generations, Zenande (32) reunited with some of her Generations co-stars on Sunday night drama iGazi as Thami Mngqolo’s wife.

She also recently bagged a role on The Queen and is in an upcoming movie called All About Love with her former Generations Co-star Katlego Danke.

Bandile "MJ" Dlomo (Anga Makubalo)

When he left Generations, Anga (28) told DRUM that he would be focusing on his music – and he did just that. He’s had several popular tracks, and even a number one song in 2015.

Since then, he has landed leading roles in Mzansi Magics iGazi and SABC 3’s Isidingo.

Ruby Dikobe (Slindile Nodangala)

After disappearing from our TV screens for a while, the former shebeen queen on Generations is now a prison governor on Mzansi Magic’s Monday night drama Locked Down.

The 45-year-old also had a role on Sunday night drama, It’s Complicated.

Khetiwe Buthelezi (Winnie Nsthaba)

Following her famous role on Generations, Winnie (42) appeared briefly on Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya and still has a small role on the drama.

She is also on eTV’s primetime drama, Broken Vows.


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