Motsoaledi Setumo

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Mo Setumo
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Born Motsoaledi Kgothatso Elna Setumo
(1991-04-15) April 15, 1991 (age 28)
Kagiso, Westrand
Gauteng, South Africa
Other names Mo Setumo
Education Boston Media House
  • Actress
  • Radio producer
Years active 2015 - to date
Known for Generations: The Legacy
The Queen
  • Johnny Setumo (father)
  • Glenda Setumo (mother)

Motsoaledi Setumo (born 15 April 1991) is a South African radio producer and actress best known for her recurring role as Thabitha Cele (Thabi), on SABC 1 soap opera Generations: The Legacy alongside Connie Ferguson, Manaka Ranaka, Vusi Kunene, Thulisile Phongolo and Rapulana Seiphemo.

Early Life

Motsoaledi Setumo was born Motsoaledi Kgothatso Elna Setumo on 15 April 1991 in the township of Kagiso on the Westrand in the Gauteng province of South Africa. She was an only child to her mother Glenda Setumo and a first born to her father Johnny Setumo. Her mother was involved in a car accident when she was eight years old and she stayed with relatives for years while her mother was still recovering from the accident, which left her quadriplegic. She studied Media Studies and specialised in Radio Broadcasting at Boston Media House, from 2011-2013.

Social Media

  1. Instagram, mo_setumo, 12 August 2010
  2. Twitter, @_Motsoaledi, 12 August 2010


Her role on Generations, in June 2015, was her first credited screen acting role. She auditioned three times before she landed the role of Thabitha. In 2016 she was cast in a starring role as Tselane Dlamini on Mzansi Magic's telenovela, Greed & Desire. In 2018 was cast as Mmabatho on the Mzansi Magic soap opera The Queen, alongside Themba Ndaba, Connie Ferguson, Sthembiso Khoza, Khayakazi Kula and Shona Ferguson.


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Generations: The Legacy Thabitha Cele (Thabi) Soap opera
2016 - 2017 Greed & Desire Tselane Dlamini Telenovela
2018 The Queen Mmabatho Soap opera


  1. TVSA,Motsoaledi Setumo, 28 July 2018
  2. Channel24, Motsoaledi Setumo's new role on The Queen is 'different', 28 July 2018
  3. Timeslive, 'My mother is the strongest woman I know,' says actress Motsoaledi Setumo, 28 July 2018
  4. Daily Sun, MO SETUMO: I DON’T THINK I’LL EVER HEAL!' says actress Motsoaledi Setumo, 12 August 2019
  5. Times LIVE, The Queen actress Motsoaledi Setumo clears the air on witchcraft claim, 12 August 2019
  6. Cosmopolitan, Local Actress Mo Setumo Has Shaved Off Her Hair, 12 August 2019


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