When it comes to acting, it is expected that some actors can play characters that are older or younger than them. Viewers get confused and surprised when they realize the actors’ actual ages.
Here is a list of Mzansi soapie actresses you wouldn’t believe are the same age.
Imbewu-The Seed: Zakithi(Nokubonga Khuzwayo) & Kamadonsela(Fundiswa Zwane)
In this etv series that premiered in 2018, Nokubonga takes on the role of Zakithi, the first daughter of Zimele Bhengu. Fundiswa takes on the part of her aunt. Kamandonsela is a mother figure to Zakithi as she is married to her father’s brother. However, in real life, both actresses are of the same age as they are 36years old.
Scandal: Aya(Ayanda Nzimande) & Lindiwe(Nomvelo Makhanya)
Ayanda takes on the role of Mamba’s 15year old daughter in the hit series. Lindiwe, however, is taking the part of a woman who was unlucky in love but finally found happiness in an ex-convict. In real life, these two actresses are both 25 years old at the moment. This is a shock to many viewers because Aya slayed her role as a teenager.
South African actresses who are of the same age
Uzalo: Fikile(Nelisa Mchunu) & Mamlambo(Gugu Gumede)
In the SABC 1 soapie, Gugu Gumede portrays the character of a prophetess Mamlambo. Mamlambo is one of the church members that take on motherly roles. Nelisa plays Fikile, whose character is a young woman who is a golddigger. Her character on the show bends over backwards to please a man. However, despite their age groups on the show, the two actresses are both 29 years old in real life.
Durban Gen: Dr Mbali(Nelisiwe Sibiya) & Sne (Nombulelo Mhlongo)
Dr Mbali is an intern at the hospital studying to be a doctor. Sne is the slay nurse of the hospital who always tries to make sure her makeup and dressing are on-point. These two actresses are both 29years old, and many viewers are shocked by this.