- Connie Chiume has explained that she though Mzansi peeps would hate her character on Gomora but they are "fascinated" by it
- The veteran actress portrays the role of streetwise but strongly religious Mam' Sonto on the hit telenovela
- Connie said people have been sending her messages on social media about women in real life whom they suspect are also wolves in sheep's skin
Connie Chiume has reflected on her popular character on hit show Gomora. The veteran actress plays the role of Mam' Sonto on the popular telenovela.
Sonto is a strongly religious and streetwise woman from Alexandra. Her love for the finer things in life turned her into a car hijacking boss.
The fan fave character also uses her shebeen as a front. Even though people know that the shebeen can't be her only source of income, nobody has the guts to confront her.
Connie explained to TshisaLIVE that since Mzansi peeps realised that her character was no typical churchgoer, they've been sending her messages on social media and telling her about women in reality whom they suspect are also wolves in sheep's clothing.
"Sonto is such a layered woman. One minute she's praying and the next she's in the back office counting money from hijacking profits. I thought people would hate her or when they see me they would act out but instead people are just fascinated. The thing is she's not pretending to be either of the sides people have seen, she's actually both."
Connie revealed that an actor who grew up in Gomora called her just as the country was learning more about Sonto.
"He said 'you know what, your character reminds me of this other auntie in my hood'. We laughed because he wasn't the first to say this and I was like, 'Yoh, this means aboSonto really do exist and people actually know them'."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Gomora actress Ama Qamata has taken to social media to reveal that she has tested positive for Covid-19.
Even though Ama has the coronavirus, she emphasised that she "feels fine". She made her results known to Mzansi through an Instagram Live video.
The actress, who also stars on Netflix's Blood & Water, expressed that she is just experiencing mild symptoms.
"I just want to take this video to announce that I have tested positive for Covid-19. I feel fine, honestly I have very mild symptoms."
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