Mad about Morongwa

Sosy Runkqu is rel­ish­ing in the chal­lenge of play­ing Isidingo’s sleazy new sex­tress Morongwa.

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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 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.

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