- Veteran actress, Thembi Mtshali-Jones, is set to receive a prestigious award
- She will be honoured with a Living Legend Award at the 2019 National Theatre Festival in North Carolina, Unites States
- The award is in recognition for her life-long contribution to the arts
Mzansi veteran actress and singer, Thembi Mtshali-Jones, is set to be honoured with a Living Legend Award at the 2019 National Theatre Festival in the US for her life-long contribution to the arts.
According to TshisaLive, The awards, which are set to take place in North Carolina from 29 July to 3 August, recognise extraordinary talent of performers, designers, directors, producers and technicians from across the country and abroad.
“I feel very humbled to be asked to the National Black Festival in North Carolina and to be receiving a Living Legend Award. This came as a wonderful surprise as I always give my all to the roles I’ve played,” said Mtshali-Jones in a statement.
Mtshali-Jones said she felt honoured to be recognised abroad and at home.
“I feel very honoured and so excited to be recognised abroad and not only at home. I have presented my work at that festival for many years and to be finally getting recognition while I’m still alive is a huge privilege. This comes as a pre-70th birthday present,” she added.
The actress’s career took off when she played Thoko on the CCV sitcom, Sgudi Snaysi, from 1986 to 1992. She then played the shebeen-queen Hazel Dube on SABC 2’s sitcom, Stokvel. She currently plays the role of MaNdlovu, who is the matriarch of the Bhengu clan on eTV’s late-night drama, Imbewu: The Seed.
Last year Mtshali-Jones told TshisaLive that she feels lucky to have a calling with no expiry date.
“I’m lucky that my calling doesn’t have an expiry date and I can still tell stories because I love it.”
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