- SA actress Moshidi Motshegwa bowled viewers over with her inspiring SAFTA award acceptance speech
- Moshidi won her SAFTA award for the category of Best Actress – Telenovela, as Malefu in The River
- Fans took to social media to gush about the actress’ beautiful speech, while some complained about Moshidi being cut from the cast of The River
Moshidi Motshegwa won a SAFTA award for Best Actress, in the Telenovela category, and blew Mzansi away with her heart-warming award acceptance speech.
The accolade is for her work in popular SA TV show, The River, as the character Malefu.
The SAFTA award also comes with a cash prize of R50 000.
In her acceptance speech, Moshidi paid tribute to her mother, as well as her upbringing in South Africa.
“... To every black mother in the township who ever raised that kid on hope and prayer. I am a product of hope and prayer ...” Moshidi said emotionally.
Briefly.co.za gathered that fans were exuberant about Moshidi’s win and were touched by the actress’ speech, which came straight from the heart.
However, some were upset about her dismissal from The River, especially since she was such a star in her role as Malefu.
Watch a snippet of Moshidi Motshega’s emotional SAFTA award acceptance speech below:
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