Happy birthday Mam’Sonto! South Africans celebrated the 69th birthday of legendary actress Connie Chiume yesterday, fondly known for her performance as Mam’Sonto, the township gangster masquerading as a shebeen queen in the popular telenovela Gomora.
69 years has never looked this young and amazing! Oregolele mama!
Taking to Instagram, the renowned actress posted a photo of herself in a monochrome dress, celebrating her big day and thanking God.
She captioned: “Oh yes! Modimo I give you thanks for 69 years of my life🎉🎉🎉 a big Happy birthday to myself and everyone celebrating today.”
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Celebrities went to various social media platforms to wish the award-winning actress a happy birthday.
Actress Gail Mabalane commented on the Insta post saying: “Bathong Ma!!!! 69? Where? You are such an inspiration. Happy Happy Birthday. 🎉🎂🎈 You are loved! ❤️
Chiume’s on-screen daughter Thati played Katlego Danke on “Gomora”, wished Chiume best wishes on her birthday: “Happy birthday to you Mam Connie. May the Lord bless you with many many more joyful years to come.”