keeping up with the Mhlongos

By Drum Digital
02 April 2016

Having entertained TV viewers for years, legendary actress Mary Twala and her son Somizi Mhlongo continue to ride the crest of a showbiz wave

By Siyabonga Kamnqa

The packed venue erupted as the veteran actress’ name was announced.

Her hands covered her mouth in disbelief as she walked towards the podium, accompanied by her equally famous and talented son.

The year 2007 and Mary Twala was being recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the prestigious South African Film and Television Awards.

Judging by the standing ovation they received, this dynamic family duo were the darlings of Mzansi’s entertainment world.

Fast-forward to 2016 and Mary and her TV personality and choreographer son, Somizi Mhlongo, are still very much part of the game, and continue to wow audiences in their respective fields.

Just what is it about these two that keeps their stars shining so brightly?

Read more in the 07 April issue of DRUM.

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