Soso Rungqu

Soso Rungqu is a South African actress who plays the role of Detective Zanele Nyathi on Generations the Legacy. She rose to stardom on SABC 3 soap opera Isidingo, where she played opinionated welder Morongwa Kau.

On Generations The Legacy, Soso Rungqu joined as a new detective who replaced Detective James (Khaya Mthembu) and quickly became Dali Malinga’s (Andile Nebulane) work, the partner.

She is dedicated to eradicating crime with sacrificial investigating skills but always finds herself advising her colleague about marital blues.

With a no-nonsense character, Detective Zanele does her work by the book; she struggles to gain her colleague’s trust and waits for a moment to prove her loyalty. Zanele compromised her beliefs to save Detective Malinga, who faced a critical situation on his wedding day.

She finally got what she wanted, mopping after Dali’s messy and more. Zanele grew closer to and fell in secret love with journalist Lelethu, a serial player and Dali’s young brother, by saving the wedding day.

Soso Rangqu, whose full name is Sonwabise, was born on 24 May 1983 in Amalinda, East London, South Africa. She matriculated from Clarendon High School for Girls in 1991 and graduated with a degree in Performance Art in Musical Theatre at the Tshwane University of Technology.

The thirty-eight-year-old actor and singer is a mother to a grown son whose age surprises Mzansi.

While appreciating her firstborn son on social media, Soso revealed that he is in his third year at university studying for a degree in Investment Banking & Business Management.

In her career, she did adverts for telecom giants MTN and Vodacom. She was the famous voice behind the animated character Smartycat featured on the e.tv kids’ show Cool Catz from 2008-2010.

She has had cameo roles on numerous television series, including Mzansi Love, Scandal!, Rhythm City, Sokhulu & Partners and 7de Laan.