Thembsie Matu and Unathi Matu are related in real life.


Thembsie Matu and Unathi Matu are related in real life.

Thembsie Matu, an award-winning actress best known for playing Petronella in The Queen, is related to Sipho, Schumacher’s lover, real name Unathi Matu in real life.

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Themsie also acts on ETV’s now canned show; Rhythm City as a nurse known as Sis Bee; Jafta’s girlfriend and Mampho’s step-mother. The actress is also known for her recurring role as Zinhle in the SABC3 drama television series; The Lab from 2006 to 2008.

She also played the role of Nomathamsanqa on the SABC1 drama series Tshisa from 2006–2012 and made a guest appearance as a teacher in the first episode of the SABC1 mini-series uGugu no Andile (Gugu and Andile), based on the play Romeo and Juliet, on June 3, 2008.


Thembsie’s character on The Queen is known for keeping viewers entertained, as she is a very bubbly and hilarious person. The actress, who is rumoured to be bubbly and hilarious in real life, has considered herself a stand-up comedian.

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Peter Sebotsa, the husband of the Queen actress, died in a swimming pool drowning. After 36 years of marriage, they had two children together.

The popular actress revealed that her 23-year-old daughter; Mamosa Matu was an aspiring musician while her son Unathi Matu wanted to be an actor.

When asked about her children’s careers, the actress revealed: “I want them to make their own mistakes I don’t want them to become ‘Thembsie’s son’ or ‘Thembsie’s daughter,’ but to build their own names in the industry.”


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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