'The Wife'

Actor Sello Motloung with his on-screen daughters Motsoaledi Setumo as Tshidi and Gaisang Noge as Naledi in ‘The Wife’. Image via Twitter @TheCitizen_News and @Jabu_Mcdonald

Actor Sello Motloung discusses playing Naledi’s father in ‘The Wife’

Actors Sello Motloung and Motsoaledi Setumo have joined ‘The Wife’ as Gaisang Noge’s on-screen sister Tshidi and Naledi’s father Kgosi.

'The Wife'

Actor Sello Motloung with his on-screen daughters Motsoaledi Setumo as Tshidi and Gaisang Noge as Naledi in ‘The Wife’. Image via Twitter @TheCitizen_News and @Jabu_Mcdonald

Former The Estate actor Sello Motloung, who joined The Wife season three as Naledi’s father Kgosi opens up about how he joined the acting industry.   

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Actors Sello Motloung and Motsoaledi Setumo, join ‘The Wife’ as Naledi’s father and sister. Image via Twitter @TheCitizen_News

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The legendary thespian Sello Motloung is one of five actors, who joined the Showmax telenovela The Wife this season as Kgosi, Naledi’s (Gaisang Noge) father.  

Motloung tells Sunday World that his love for the arts began when he was in high school.  

“A family friend identified some of the stuff I was doing, and he spotted my skill and told my mom about an art school across the Market Theatre. He took me there and I started part-time art lessons but because my family didn’t have money, after two years I had to drop out.”  

The thespian adds that his older brother used to buy a popular newspaper that had an insert, which intrigued him because it focused on the arts.  

“I used to read the insert and that’s where I came across the names of a lot of artists, and I started following dramatic arts. I also liked what I saw on television, even though then it was very limited because we only had a few channels.”  

Motloung, who is now part of Showmax’s telenovela will be playing the role of Naledi’s father, Kgosi, the chief of the Royal Thabeng.  

“Kgosi has a very unbalanced relationship between his two daughters, with Naledi being the favourite, and as a father, I want only the best for her. The relationship Naledi has with Qhawe Zulu does not sit well with Kgosi because of his agenda regarding the future of his family,” said Motloung.   


The Wife producers revealed to Sowetan that there’ll be a shift in the storyline for season three. We’ll see the show extending from the Joburg taxi industry to Royal Thabeng and the North West.   

Actor-musician Stoan Seate will play Sefako, Qhawe’s rival for Naledi, and former The Queen actress Motsoaledi Setumo will play Motloung’s older daughter and Naledi’s sister Tshidi.   

SAFTA nominated actor Mathews Rantsoma, who currently plays Nhlamulo in e.tv’s Scandal! will play the character of Tsietsi.   

Other stars who’ve joined the show are actors Lungelo Mpangase as Xoli and Terrence Ngwila as Detective Baloyi.   

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