Actress Thembi Mtshali-Jones receives Living Legends award at US festival

By Oluthando Keteyi - 04 August 2019Views : 446


Veteran actress Thembi Mtshali-Jones has been honoured with the Living Legend award, at National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina.

Taking to Twitter, President Cyril Ramaphosa, congratulated the "legend and veteran". The president explained that The Imbewu actress is "being recognized for her extraordinary talent & lifelong contribution to the arts".

The actress has made sure to share moments of her trip in the US, on social media which has included meeting actors such as Keith David, Lamman Rucker and Andre De Shields.

Thembi also shared an image of herself with her award and caption reminding followers, to remain strong.

"When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes and heartache. When I look in the mirror, I see strength, learned lessons and pride in myself," wrote the actress.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes and heartache. When I look in the mirror, I see strength, learned lessons and pride in myself. Happy Women's Month!

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With Andre De Shields. 2019 Tony award winner for best performance in a musical Hadestown. He said "surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you coming."❤

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Do you remember this legend, Bill Cobbs? I was so excited to meet him yesterday. He feels very connected to South Africa through Athol Fugard's work with Zakes Mokae

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