‘Umkhoka: The Curse’ Star Deli Malinga Grateful After Bagging 1st Award After 30 Years in Industry

‘Umkhoka: The Curse’ Star Deli Malinga Grateful After Bagging 1st Award After 30 Years in Industry

  • Deli Malinga won the Best Supporting Actress in a Telenovela award at the South African Film And Television Awards, marking her first win in three decades in the industry
  • Malinga expressed her gratitude and hope that her story would inspire others who may be losing hope in their careers
  • She emphasised the importance of not underestimating any role and giving full commitment to one's craft, urging fellow actors and actresses to stay humble and dedicated

Deli Malinga is over the moon after scooping the Best Supporting Actress in a Telenovela award at the just-ended South African Film And Television Awards (Saftas).

Deli Malinga wins first awrd at Saftas
‘Umkhoka: The Curse’ star Deli Malinga won her first award after 30 years in the industry. Image: @dellymalinga9
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Deli Malinga wins first award in 30 years

Deli Malinga has been gracing our screens for three decades. The talented star, who has been nominated for several awards throughout her illustrious career, finally walked home with an award.

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According to TimesLIVE, the Umkhokha: The Curse star won the Best Supporting Actress in a Telenovela award for her role as MaNgema on Redemption at the 17th Annual South African Film And Television Awards.

Speaking after her major win, Malinga said she is grateful that she finally won an award, after many years in the industry. She said her story should inspire others who are losing hope.

Deli Malinga ecstatic after winning first award

Deli Malinga noted that she was on the verge of giving up on winning any awards because she has been nominated several times, but never won. Speaking exclusively to Briefly News about what kept her going over the years, the former Generations star said:

"What kept me motivated all these years it's the love and passion I have for performing arts. If you do something you love doing, you'll never quit no matter how hard it gets along the way and you'll never run out of ideas."

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Privie Kandi (Entertainment Editor) Privilege Kandi is an entertainment news editor (joined Briefly in 2022). A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the Christian College of Southern Africa (2016), she has been in the arts and entertainment industry for six years. Privie has worked for the Zimbabwe International Film and Festival Trust as a communications officer and a writer and TV producer for lifestyle and entertainment channel CME TV. She passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. You can reach her at privie.kandi@briefly.co.za.