Shoki and Sello putting family first

By Drum Digital
10 August 2012

No sooner do we sit down in her comfortable living room than the actress calls out, “Coffee anyone?” and hospitably urges us to help ourselves to muffins. “My visitors must eat,” she demands.

“Ke molao (that’s the law) – the law of this house, at least.”

With her chirpy nature, Shoki Sebotsane (35) reminds one nostalgically of her feisty SABC2 Muvhango character, Tumi Mokoena, who she played on the show several years ago.

But a lot has clearly happened since those days. She has married, is raising two lively children and has become a loving makoti.

In fact, she’s turned into an elegant, worldly woman – someone who is self evidently comfortable in her own skin.

Then we notice something else that’s changed – she’s wearing a ngwenyama (traditional garb) around her waist.

“You wouldn’t know it but ke ngaka (I’m a traditional doctor),” she says. “As a rule I don’t make a big deal of it, unlike some healers who go to the extent of buying advertising space in the newspapers.


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