Skeem Saam’s Thobagale and House of Zwide’s Mampho: Are They Mother and Daughter in Real Life

Social media has been buzzing with questions about whether House of Zwide actress Gaisang Noge, known for her role as Mampho, and actress Elizabeth Serunye, who plays Principal Thobakgale in Skeem Saam, are mother and daughter in real life. Speculation arose after pictures of the two actresses together surfaced online.

Elizabeth Serunye, who portrays Principal Thobakgale, was born on March 12, 1971, in Limpopo, South Africa. She grew up in Alexandra, a township north of Johannesburg, and has appeared in numerous South African television dramas, including Yizo Yizo and Generations, as well as the films Jerusalem and Skin.

Gaisang Noge, born on June 15, 1996, in Vaal Triangle, Gauteng, South Africa, is a model, entrepreneur, YouTuber, and actress best known for her role as Mampho on House of Zwide. She is the daughter of well-known television presenter Dosto Noge and developed a passion for acting at a young age, following in her father’s footsteps.

Viewers of both Skeem Saam and House of Zwide have noticed a striking resemblance between the two actresses, fueling rumors that they might be related. However, despite their close bond, it has been confirmed that they are not related by blood.


In an interview, Elizabeth Serunye clarified that the photo circulating on social media was taken behind the scenes of a soap opera called Bo Mma, where they acted together. She mentioned that Gaisang Noge is like a daughter to her in the entertainment industry. They share a special bond, with Gaisang occasionally seeking her counsel and guidance.

Thus, while Elizabeth Serunye and Gaisang Noge share a strong mentor-mentee relationship and a close bond off-screen, they are not mother and daughter in real life. Their different surnames and distinct personal backgrounds further clarify their lack of biological relation.

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