Mad about Morongwa
Sosy Runkqu is relishing in the challenge of playing Isidingo’s sleazy new sextress Morongwa.
Sosy’s loving life on the Isidingo screens. Weekdays SABC3 (*193) 19:00
Isidingo (1998-current) has never been short of marriage wreckers or shady characters who’re in town to scam people. But Morongwa (Sosy Runkqu) might just take the cake – she’s both of them combined! Thirtytwo-year-old Sosy swapped quiet East London for busy Jozi earlier this year after being cast as The Deep’s sleazy newcomer who didn’t just hop into bed with married Sizwe (Jet Novuka) on Tuesday 31 May, she’s also been involved with Pastor Gabriel’s (Aubrey Poo) insurance scam since early May!
Why play a shady character like Morongwa? She’s a feisty girl – she is challenging, proactive and very opinionated. She loves to cause havoc but she’s a great character to play because she’s so dynamic and vibrant. What’s her piece of the Isidingo puzzle? My role in this insurance scheme is to recruit miners for a plan that’s supposedly going to bring them a lot more money. It’s also where I met Sizwe, who’s married to Zukisa (Noluthando Nqayi). As time goes on, Morongwa figures out that the scheme is actually a scam, but by that time, it’s crazy and out of control. Plus, she’s going to try to get revenge on Gabriel as well! So what were you doing before Isidingo? I studied performing arts at the Durban University Of Technology in 2006 [but didn’t graduate]. My first role was as a druggie during Tshidi’s (Nokuthula Ledwaba) mental breakdown in 2009 on Rhythm City (2007-current), then I had a small role as a troubled lesbian on Scandal! (2005-current) in 2010. I’ve also worked behind-the-scenes as a voice artist for e.tv kiddies’ show Cool Catz (2007-current), plus I was in 2015 drama movie film Rights Of Passage that won a Durban International Film Festival award. It was also showcased around Europe. Sounds like you’ve been busy… Acting is difficult – sometimes you’re unemployed, sometimes you’re losing out on roles. And when that happens, you lose stability. Living in your car isn’t fun! So how did you make it out of that dip in your career? I went for my Isidingo audition early this year and I kicked butt. Most importantly, I got to where I am not solely on my talent, but because I pray. My faith runs deep and I meditated over this opportunity. Now I’m here.