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Terry Pheto (36) bagged
yet another award, this time at the 6th annual Mbokodo Awards, where she walked
away with the film award. The event – created by businesswoman Carol Bouwer –
honours South African women who have made an exceptional contribution to the
arts, culture and heritage sector in South Africa.
This honour comes
after winning big in London earlier this year. The Soweto-born actress won two
awards at the IARA Awards, the best actress award for her role in A United
Kingdom and the best actress in a TV/drama award for her role in BET’s Madiba
series. Terry also won best supporting actress at the National Film Awards UK
earlier this year for her role in A United Kingdom.
Carol Bouwer took to
social media to share why Terry deserved the award, writing “Asked to describe
you in the adjudication sessions words such as young and so focused, driven,
talented, gifted, magical on screen, beautiful, inspiring, humble and pure of
the heart were amongst the expressions used. Terry, you make it possible for
young girls to dream, thank you for serving South Africa in such an elegant
manner! Pure magic”.
Terry also posted a
pic of herself to Instagram, with a quote by Gerard C Eakedale, “Recognition is
the greatest motivator”.