For years she played Kgomotso, the pregnant, unwanted, nagging girlfriend of Moss Cele on Mzansi Magic's Zabalaza.
And when the soapie came to an end in 2016, the former “It girl” announced her retirement from the industry.
Now, after a long sabbatical, Nonhle Thema’s back on our small screens in another of the channel’s drama series, Gomora. She plays Cleopatra Mofokeng, a sexy 30-year-old con artist who grew up in a poor family with limited career choices. Her first appearance was on Monday, and her fans were delighted.