WATCH: Elizabeth Serunye celebrates grandmahood.


WATCH: Elizabeth Serunye celebrates grandmahood.

Elizabeth Serunye is a multi-talented individual hailing from South Africa. She has made a name for herself as an actress and gospel singer, captivating audiences with her performances. One of her most memorable roles was portraying the formidable Mapaseka Montsho, the Queen of the Kitchen at the Cherry Blossom guest house, in the popular SABC2 sitcom Moferefere Lenyalong from 2008–2012.

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She’s quite the star in the South African television drama scene, having graced our screens in popular series like Yizo Yizo and Generations. And let’s not forget her impressive film credits, with standout performances in movies like Jerusalem and Skin.

Not too long ago, the Skeem Saam actress delighted her followers with an Instagram post revealing her recent graduation from the Doctor of Philosophy in Community Development degree at Trinity International Bible University.

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With great joy, Elizabeth Serunye takes to her Instagram to announce the arrival of a new addition to her family—she’s officially a grandma now! The talented actress kept her followers intrigued as she shared a glimpse of her grandchild, capturing a heartwarming moment of her cradling the new-born on a cosy sofa.

Social media users flooded the comment section to shower their congratulations on the newly minted grandmother. The outpouring of love and support from followers was heartwarming, as the actress expressed her deep gratitude for the joy of being able to see her grandchildren at this stage of her life.

Prior to her role as Jacobeth Thobakgale in Skeem Saam, Elizabeth Serunye had a different career path. Before becoming a beloved actress and starting a family, she used to sell cakes. Her journey from being a cake vendor to gracing our screens is truly remarkable.

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In an interview with Sunday World, the beloved actress Elizabeth Serunye reveals that her journey to becoming the iconic Skeem Saam character Jacobeth Thobakgale was filled with various ventures, from selling cakes to working in retail.

“I have tried so many things in my life. This goes from selling cakes by the street corner to working in retail,” Serunye says.

The 51-year-old actress, who goes by the nickname “Batista” with her students at Turfloop High, reveals to the publication that she embarked on her acting journey in 1986 in her hometown of Alexandra, a vibrant township located north of Johannesburg.

Here’s to wishing her all the best as she embarks on the exciting journey of becoming a new grandma, and may she continue to excel in her career in academia and acting.


Alaa Hamdy

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

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