Former Miss Botswana Seneo Mabengano discusses joining the Muvhango cast as James Motsamai’s estranged- sister Khumo Motsamai.
‘MUVHANGO’: WHO IS KHUMO MOTSAMAI?
The SABC2 soapie Muvhango introduced Seneo Mabengano’s villainous character Khumo Motsamai last week when she killed her brother James Motsamai’s mother Moipone in prison.
According to Drum Magazine, Khumo is a go-getter determined to achieve her goals by fair or foul means.
The publication adds that the former Miss Botswana first auditioned in Gaborone, Botswana after a post was put up on social media by the Muvhango casting team.
She was then shortlisted with a smaller group for a second round of auditions in South Africa and was surprised when she received a call she was chosen for the role.
“After that audition, I went back home to Botswana hopeful and prayerful. Thankfully a month later, the phone call came, and here we are today; I am playing Khumo on Muvhango,” she says.
She reveals Khumo is a villain, and playing a villain is always a good challenge, especially when it is nowhere near who you are in real life.
Viewers can expect drama, evil, and selfishness… she’s going to turn MMC upside down for her satisfaction.
“Expect the most stuck-up and self-absorbed lady who will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even at the expense of others on a mission to take over. Khumo will stir the pot. Nobody is safe in her books. She has no love or empathy in her bones and yet when she sets out to get what she wants, she uses pretence as a tool. Will she ever change? Well, I guess you just have to find out,” she says.
SENEO MABENGANO BACKGROUND
The actress and beauty queen reveals she wanted to be an actress but never imagined she’d land a role in Muvhango.
Mabengano lost her mother when she was 13, and she and her brother were brought up by her grandparents and later by her aunt and her husband.
“I was raised in a traditional home, respectful and loving. My grandparents helped mould me into a well-rounded woman. I consider myself lucky to have experienced such an upbringing of rooted culture and having my grandparents contribute to how I was brought up,” she says.
She tells Drum Magazine that transforming from modelling to acting is smooth because she always knew where her destiny is.
“Acting is something I find myself passionate about. I dreamed of being where I am today, on the big screen alongside the incredible cast members I’m working with. I consider getting this role on Muvhango as one of my top 3 achievements that stand out, being Miss Botswana falls on that list so does graduate with a distinction on my honours Degree in Digital Film and Television.”
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