Isidingo’s Motlatsi: 'I'm very proud of being a ghetto-born child'

Isidingo’s Motlatsi: 'I'm very proud of being a ghetto-born child'

Actor Motlatsi Mafatshe is proud of he has become and where he comes from. While many people look down on those from townships, Motlatsi is proud of his roots and won't stand back to anyone.

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Motlatsi says he is a 'proud product of ikasi' and won't stand for anyone accusing him of being uneducated because of where he was born.

The actor-turned-producer gets frustrated when he thinks of the people who look down on him because he comes from a township. But he also enjoys it when people underestimate him.

I enjoy being the underdog. I enjoy it when people get me wrong because there is no pressure. It is just you. People say; 'Oh, we'll see how it goes' and the next thing you are up there.

According to a report by TimesLIVE, Motlatsi says just because a person is born in a township it doesn't make them delinquent or uneducated.

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Motlatsi graduated with honours but doesn't brag about it.

I am very proud of being a ghetto-born child that went from nothing to being something. I have done well and I do it well. I just don't boast about it.

Motlatsi first stole our hearts as the stubborn but good-hearted Sechaba on popular soap Isidingo.

He has since started producing the soap that helped him grow as an actor, as reported on earlier by


Motlatsi is a proud underdog that became a proud top dog. Way to go, brother!

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