The multi-talented makoti

By Drum Digital
13 November 2015

Ayanda “Phumelele” Borotho is taking a break from playing Isibaya’s good makoti. She has her own husband and kids to take care of, and a baby on the way.

Phumelele Zungu’s language is the Zulu that only a village woman can speak. She dresses the part and is married to a man with many wives. But in real life, the actress who plays Phumelele is nothing at all likes her character.

In fact, Ayanda Borotho is probably the complete opposite of Phumelele - the second wife of Mphiyakhe (played by Siyabonga Twala) in the popular soapie Isibaya. Ayanda is a thoroughly modern woman. She has her own beliefs, and polygamy isn't one of them

Read more on the November 19 DRUM issue.

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