Former Zabalaza star Nonhle Thema is set to return to the entertainment industry after retiring in 2016. She will be returning as an actress on Mzansi Magic’s Gomora.
Gomora viewers should expect to see Cleopatra Mofokeng, played by Nonhle in the coming episodes as announced by the channel. Cleopatra is a 30-year-old, skilful, untrustworthy and manipulative con-artist from Gauteng, who was poverty-stricken growing up. Her mother worked as a domestic worker and her father worked as a gardener.
She and her siblings lived in an RDP house which Cleo inherited. This caused her and her siblings to fight amongst each other as they never understood why she inherited the house.
Using her beauty as her weapon to scheme men, she also tricks people into joining her pyramid schemes then later stealing their money.
This is Nonhle Thema’s newest acting gig in a very long time. She has been known as the ‘It Girl’ in entertainment however her shine started to fade away as she slowly ‘disappeared’ and was not involved in any major gigs. Noticing her irrelevance and lack of stardom, Nonhle retired in the year 2016 and moved onto another career in real estate.
It all went downhill in 2011 when Nonhle started engaging with twitter trolls, up until that point, Nonhle was South Africa’s sweetheart who could do no wrong. She popularized the term “Sit Down”, for the longest time, Nonhle was the Queen of clapping back, she would clap-back at anyone whether they were famous or not.
In recent years, the starlet has turned her life around for the better and according to a Sunday Sun, the beauty is allegedly becoming a pastor and she is doing her training at Rhema Bible Church.
In 2018 she re-appeared as a guest presenter in SABC 3’s talk shows Trending SA.