Motsoaledi Setumo biography, age, education, tattoo, hairstyle

Motsoaledi Setumo (born 15 April 1991 in Kagiso) is a South African actress and radio producer. She gained prominence for playing the recurring role of Thabitha Cele in Generations: The Legacy.,

Many viewers love Thabi, a raunchy lady who got involved in a bondage scene that involved a candle wax in the SABC1 soapie.

This role is credited with her debut appearance on screen as an actress in 2015. Before she could land the role, Setumo was present for the audition thrice, never give up, huh.


Motsoaledi Setumo biography
Motsoaledi Setumo is an actress and radio producer born in Kagiso, a township in Krugersdorp area west of Johannesburg.
NameMotsoaledi Kgothatso Elna Setumo
Born15 April 1991 (age 30 years)
Kagiso, Krugersdorp, Johannesburg
NationalitySouth African
EducationMedia Studies
Alma materBoston Media House
ParentsGlenda Setumo (mother)
Johnny Setumo (father)
OccupationActress, radio producer


She was born Motsoaledi Kgothatso Elna Setumo on 15 April 1991 into the family of Glenda Setumo and Johnny Setumo. Her parents had only her as their child. 

They raised their lovely daughter in Kagiso township, Johannesburg, Gauteng. Sometime in the past, she shared that acne almost made her give up acting.

Speaking from past experiences, she shared with fans that “people with skin diseases do not need to be always reminded about it”.


At the age of 8, her mother was involved in a car accident that left her quadriplegic. After the unfortunate incident, she had to move to her relatives to await her mother’s recovery.

Sadly in December 2019, her mother died. A few years earlier, when she was six, her parents got divorced.


Motsoaledi Setumo education
Motsoaledi Setumo studied at Boston Media House.

She had her academic pursuit at the Boston Media House. At the high institution, she studied Media Studies and specialized in Radio Broadcasting for two years (2011-2013). 


Many know her for appearing in the cast of the SABC1 soap opera Generations: The Legacy as Thabitha “Thabi” Cele.

In 2016, she landed a starring role in the Mzansi Magic telenovela Greed & Desire as Tselane Dlamini. She played the role for a year and left in 2017. 

In 2018, She was cast as Mmabatho, another recurring role, on The Queen, an Mzansi Magic soap opera. She made her debut on the show on 18 January 2018 in season 2, episode 124.


The actress is a beauty and knows the perfect designs to match her beauty. Motsoaledi Setumo made her followers flood her content with feedback as they admired her tattoo.

She wore a red bikini and laid against the camera to reveal the double rose tattoo on her lap. She raised her right arm towards the camera to reveal another beautiful drawing under her wrist.


The actress also loves and promotes African dressing. On the 2020 African Day, she took to social media a picture of her dressed in a beautifully styled shweshwe dress. 

The actress left the caption “Happy African Day”. She has also appeared in other wears that promote African heritage and beauty.


The beautiful actress knows the best style to match her facial appearance and most time appear in long hair. Fans can not help but admire her pretty looks each time she is in a low haircut.


GenerationsThabitha Cele
Greed & DesireTselane Dlamini
The QueenMmabatho

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