'The Queen' Lorraine Moropa

Actress Lorraine Moropa as Olerato. Image via Twitter @MzansiMagic

‘The Queen’ Review: There’s something fishy about Olerato

Olerato is either a spy or a cop. She seems too comfortable with the Khozas for a person that supposed to be religious.

'The Queen' Lorraine Moropa

Actress Lorraine Moropa as Olerato. Image via Twitter @MzansiMagic

There is something unsettling about Lorraine Moropa’s character Olerato.

  • She seems to be too good to be true.
  • Why is she hanging around the Khozas and not spending time with her father Kgosi (Sello Maake ka-Ncube)?
  • She and Kgosi just found each other but she’s not with him.
  • She could’ve also arranged for someone at the lab to make her DNA results match with her father Kgosi, so she can get close to Harriet Khoza (Connie Ferguson) who is her ‘aunt’ and could be her enemy.

She’s too curious; always asking the same questions over and over again.

She is too comfortable for someone who claims they don’t know anything about drugs or guns.

My soapie instinct tells me she’s either a cop or a spy.


The emotional scene between her and Khaya (Paballo Koza) last week was unconvincing.

  • She cried her eyes out about her mother who allegedly passed away from cancer.
  • Her mother could’ve been killed by the Khozas.
  • She could be spying and recording the Khozas conversations to avenge her mother’s death.


There have been many detectives in previous seasons who tried to take down the Khozas and failed.

  • She’s probably been planning this whole thing for a long time.
  • She’s studying the Khozas and planning to take them down from the inside.
  • She wants to know their weaknesses and all their secrets such as where they hide their money, drugs, and who they’re connected to.
  • There was a scene recently where she asked the Khozas where they get their guns.
  • Then she mentioned that she already knew about the drug business and she’s fine with it.
  • Cops are known to ask a lot of questions and she should stop being too inquisitive if she doesn’t want her cover blown up.

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