Nthati Moshesh

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Nthati Moshesh
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Born Nthati Moshesh
(1969-08-28) August 28, 1969 (age 49)
Katlehong, Ekurhuleni
Gauteng, South Africa
Education St. Andrews Girls School
Alma mater Technikon Natal
  • Actress
Years active 1991 - to date
Children 1

Nthati Moshesh (born 28 August 1969) is a South African film, television and stage actress. She portrayed the character of Lerato Mashabelo on the M-Net soap opera Egoli: Place of Gold, Melanie on the SABC 1 drama series Gaz'lam, Dr. Thabile Nkabinde on the SABC 2 soap opera 7de Laan and starred as Thakane Makhetha in the Mzansi Magic original telenovela Greed & Desire with Thato Molamu, Matli Mohapeloa, Motsoaledi Setumo, Thami Mngqolo, Buyile Mdladla, Nkopane Mohola and Xoli Zondi.

Nthati Moshesh starred as Thandeka Ngubeni in the groundbreaking Penguin Films/ SABC 1 original drama series Home Affairs. In 2006 she joined the e.tv soap opera Scandal! as Morongwe "Mo" Molefe where she acted alongside her real life cousin Masechaba Moshoeshoe who played her onscreen sister Madika Molefe. In 2014 she starred Dibuseng Makwarela in the first season of the SABC 2 drama series Thola, however, in the second season her character was taken over by KB Motsilanyane.

She starred as Mamohato Khumalo in the Mzansi Magic original drama series Saints and Sinners with Momelezi Ntshiba, Baby Cele, Sdumo Mtshali, Thuso Mbedu, Thami Mngqolo, Yonda Thomas, Siyabonga Radebe, Lerato Mvelase, Tshepo Maseko, Sibulele Gcilitshana and Nompilo Gwala Nthati Moshesh returned to theatre in 2018, after a five year hiatus, to star in Zakes Mda’s play titled You Fool, How Can the Skies Fall?.

Technikon Natal

Nthati Moshesh attended Technikon Natal, today's Durban University of Technology where she studied drama studies and was the third black student to graduate from that institution's Performing Arts faculty. "I was actually the third black graduate from Natal Tech. First was Thuli Mtshali who graduated in (1988), then Lindelani Buthelezi in (1989). I graduated in (1990," she was quoted on Actor Spaces.

Personal Life

Nthati Moshesh is the real life cousin of Masechaba Moshoeshoe who plays the character of her onscreen sister on Scandal!.


  1. News365, Actress Nthati Moshesh on why she keeps her personal life private, 29 November 2018
  2. TVSA, Nthati Moshesh, 29 November 2018
  3. Sowetan, NNthati Moshesh, the goddess of acting's back, 29 November 2018
  4. IOL, Nthati Moshesh on her 24 year artistic journey, 29 November 2018
  5. Sowetan, Nthati Moshesh joins 'Scandal', 29 November 2018
  6. Destiny Connect, ‘My acting career’s been revived’, 29 November 2018
  7. IOL, Scandal to keep viewers reeling, 29 November 2018
  8. Press Reader/ Sowetan, Passionate and Perfect, 29 November 2018
  9. Actor Spaces, Nthati Moshesh, 29 November 2018