Sindi Dlathu has come a long way since she joined the cast of Muvhango as a schoolgirl 17 years ago.
The private, soft-spoken actress is almost inseparable from her beloved character Thandaza, who recently married the love of her life in the soap’s 2 000th episode. The spectacular television wedding, which was held on the banks of the Crocodile River in Muldersdrift last month, was by far Dlathu’s favorite scene on the soap.
As a woman who has always been unlucky in love, it was a great surprise that Thandaza finally got to marry the man of her dreams. And the recent episode wasn’t only a milestone for the character, but also for Dlathu. The actress has spent most of her acting career on the soap and doesn’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon.
“I’m still having fun with Muvhango, so my current focus is on the production. Muvhango has become my second home. I share the joys and lows of my life with this soap – it’s pure bliss,” she says.
Like her character, Dlathu who turns 40 this year, is all about business, choosing to keep her private life out of the media. She has a reputation for not caring much for the fame and popularity that can come with her profession, and focusing all her energy on doing a good job on screen. However, fame is not easily avoidable when you are on SABC2’s most watched show.