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‘Feel your presence’: Sthandiwe Kgoroge on late mother’s birthday

On Tuesday, 8 August, seasoned actress Sthandiwe Kgoroge took to her social media to wish her late mother a touching “happy heavenly birthday” message which prompted her fans and social media followers to do the same.



Sthandiwe Kgoroge has been fortunate to sustain a long career in the film industry. She has starred in movies such as Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Homecoming, The Bird Can’t Fly, and more. She has also been cast in several TV shows including Generations where she played the twin roles Zinzi and Zoleka; iSidingo where she played accountant Siyanda Mazibuko, and was even cast in the iconic Yizo Yizo drama where she played Zoe Cele, TVSA reported.

In December 2022, she celebrated 21 years of marriage with her actor husband Tony Kgoroge from Imbewe, TshisaLIVE reported. She is good friends with several familiar faces on our TV screens including actress and TV presenter Lerato Mvelase, actor Winnie Ntsaba, and others.

ALSO READ: ‘Imbewu’ actor Tony smitten with his wife Sthandiwe 21 years on

Recently, she decided to share pictures of her late mother on her feed as she dedicated a special birthday message to her. In her post, she also remembered her late father who died in 2016, Briefly reported.

“Happy heavenly birthday Ma. I love you ngelosi enhle (beautiful angel). Thank you for your continued prayers on the other side. I feel your presence every day with Dad. Ngiyabonga Mzilankatha 🦋,” she wrote.

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Sthandiwe Kgoroge
Sthandiwe Kgoroge wished her late mother a happy birthday. Image via Instagram @sthakgoroge
“Happy heavenly birthday Ma 🤍🕊️ Your daughter’s star shines soo bright 💕,” @mahlubie said.

“Such a beautiful angel. Happy happy heavenly birthday, ❤️” @samke_makhoba wrote.

“Happy heavenly birthday to her & May she continue to rest

Thabo Bester wears R15k luxury LV t-shirt in court

Earlier today convicted and murderer Thabo Bester and his lover Dr Nandipha Magudumana appeared in court together for the first time . Dr Nandi — who couldn’t keep her eyes off Bester — had full glam makeup, Nike hoodie and fresh hairstyle. Bester on the other hand appears to have decided to show off his wealth in a Louis Vuitton t-shirt which some online clothing stores sell at around R15 000.


His fashion choice left social media users absolutely buzzing as they discussed the fact that he is allowed to dress up as he pleases

On Tuesday morning this week, and his disgraced celebrity doctor girlfriend Nandipha “Dr Nandi” Magudumana appeared together in court.

Bester, who usually makes his court appearances wearing fashion brand Nike, this time opted for a Louis Vuitton t-shirt which reportedly cost between R12 and R15k.

While the authenticity of the sweater cannot be ascertained, Thabo Bester is said to be worth millions after running a successful media company from behind bars.

Call DJ Maphorisa asap: Gomora actress ‘Pretty’ Siyasanga Papu’s top vocals break TikTok

The Gomora actress Siyasanga Papu surprised fans as she showed her singing talent with impressive vocals.

Siyasanga Papu is one of the top actors in Gomora and is a key that binds all sides.Her innocence living with her criminal mother, Mam Sonto, has left many fans praising her.



Even though fans loved her for her acting prowess, Siyasanga showed she could bring more than acting to the entertainment industry.

She produced impressive vocals when she performed at a Shisanyama; the video is fantastic.

After her video was shared on TikTok, some fans called DJ Maphorisa to come and see it.

They hoped that probably, DJ Maphorisa might realise her talent like what he did with Nkosazana’s Daughter.
Siyasanga Papu showed her love for music when she produced top vocals on Gomora, but fans thought it was only acting.

There she promoted her shabeen and hosted a show with the Gomora High students choir.

Siyasanga was part of it, and pulling that scene looked natural and easy to her, showing her love.

This time, an actual life situation was presented to her, and she did not disappoint.

Fans loved her vocals, and one man was spotted by many viewers on TikTok on how much he paid attention.

Who can blame him? The Gomora actress Siyasanga Papu produced delicate vocals that touched the heart.

From Gomora into real life: Ntobeko ‘Ntokozo’ Sishi throws Siphesihle ‘Mazet’ Ndaba a surprise birthday party

Former Gomora star Ntobeko ‘Ntokozo’ Sishi threw a surprise birthday party to Siphesihle Ndaba, who played Mazet.

Mazet and Ntokozo joined Gomora as upcoming stars in the industry and immediately won fans’ hearts.

For a long time, they have been at the centre of Gomora’s storyline and some point, considered the best actors in the show by fans.

When they were young and at Gomora High, Mazet developed a crush on Ntokozo.



Unfortunately, things did not end well for the two youngsters as Ntokozo preferred Buhle.

Their hide-and-seek love continued until Mazet got shot and later realised that Ntokozo was not into him.

Things became sour, and only for the two stars to become close friends again towards the end of the characters.

The talented actress celebrated her 26th birthday and wished herself a great one.

“Grateful for another year of life. God is so good. 🤍”

When she thought everything was done for her birthday, former workmate Ntobeko Sishi joined some of her friends and threw her a birthday party.

Among the friends was fellow actress Lerato Mokoka who played Tshiamo on Gomora.

Expressing her gratitude towards her friends for throwing her a surprise birthday party, SIphesihle said.

“These sgebengas I call my friends conspired against me the other day. More than anything, I’m shocked at their ability to lie and keep secrets. I’m side eyeing all of you! 👀” she started.

“Special mention to @karabomavuso for being so busy being head organiser she didn’t get in any of the shots. I don’t know if I trust you anymore but I love you 🤍
@lady_lwa @karabomavuso @thereal_rato @sishiiofficial @theejohnotto @romeo_drabile @dr.leago @thaminshange @sboniso” she finished.

After Siphesihle’ Mazet’ Ndaba shared the news that Ntobeko’ Ntokozo’ Sishi threw her a surprise birthday party, fans loved it.

“Stunning! 🔥🔥 so beautiful. You are soooo blessed. Those are your people. Happy belated.”

“How stunning do you lol also! Happy belated birthday gorgeous ❤️”