She has been dupped as the goddess of small screens for the best on-screen principal. Celebrated South African actress Elizabeth Serunye is best known for her on-screen character on SABCs drama series Skeem Saam as Principal Thobakgale.
Apart from acting, she is a celebrated gospel musician. The bubbly actress currently sings with the Exaltation Gospel Choir. Of interest is that she happens to work in a Super Market. However, just like those before, she had her shot at fame through theatre plays. She hogged headlines with her on-screen character Mapaseka Montsho in SABC 2 sitcom Moferefere Lenyalong.
The actress thrust into the limelight came in the backdrop of her Yizo Yizo gig. She starred along some of Mzansi’s finest in the wake of her exit; she was cast in Generations. In the wake of her newfound fame, she also featured in movies such as Jerusalem and Skin.
From there, she has been winning big and currently nailing her strict and no-nonsense Principal at Turfloop High School on Skeem Saam. Her excellent command of English wows Mzansi, and she is that actress we all love to hate.
Skeem Saam actress Principal Thobakgale ‘Elizabeth Serunye’s age and salary stuns Mzansi
With an illustrious career spanning for decades, it comes as a shocker that the actress does not have any acting background tied to her. The seasoned actress joins a host of celebrated actors who has won big with any educational experience, like Masoja Msiza, who stars as Nkunzi on Uzalo.
A few weeks ago, she wowed Mzansi when her monthly salary was leaked. Showrunners have been paying their cast based on experience and time on scenes. Despite being a low budget drama series, Mzansi was inspired by Skeem Saam actress Elizabeth’s monthly salary. Sources have it that the actress earns around R50 000 per month.
However, this seems to be a big payout given how other drama series have paid their casts less. Her age got implicated in her salary scandal in the mix of things. The actress recently turned 51-years earlier this month. She was born on 12 March 1971 in Limpopo, South Africa.