Gomora Actress Connie Chiume’s Age Stuns Mzansi


Gomora Actress Connie Chiume is unarguably one of the biggest matriarchs in the South African entertainment industry, with a career spanning five decades.

She has developed into the heartwarming face we have grown to love on our television screens, having played prominent roles in soapies like Rhythm City, Zone 14, and lately as Mam’Sonto Molefe on the hit series Gomora.


Connie Chiume age stuns Mzansi. [Image: Instagram]

Despite her familiar face on TV, Mzansi never imagined how old Connie Chiume is, and her age has shocked people online.

Connie Chiume was born in 1952, and she turned 70 on 5 June.


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The Gomora star has four children and five grandchildren. A picture of her and four of her grandchildren made its way onto social media recently and warmed people’s hearts.


Connie Chiume Age
The Black Panther star with her grandchildren. Connie Chiume age stuns Mzansi. [Image: Instagram]

Connie Chiume started acting in 1977 at the age of 25. She did her matric and graduated with a degree in teaching in 1976. After a few years of teaching, she quit and jumped into acting. She traveled to Greece to perform that year.

Her first acting career roles were in Porgy and Bess, Ipi Ntombi, and Little Shop of Horrors. Upon returning to South Africa, she was cast as Thembi in the 1989 series Inkom’ Edla Yodwa and then the 1990 film Warriors from Hell.

Fast forward to 2007, Chiume became a television darling through her role as Stella Moloi in the SABC1 drama series Zone 14 up until 2015, a role for which she scooped a South African Film and Television Awards accolade.

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She also played Mamokete Khuse in the soap opera Rhythm City and in 2020, she landed the role of Mam’Sonto Molefe on Gomora.

As a crown to her illustrious acting career, Connie Chiume starred as the Mining Tribe Elder in the Marvel Cinematic Universe billion-dollar blockbuster Black Panther.


Connie Chiume Age
Connie Chiume as a mining tribe elder I Black Panther. [Image: Film Frame©Marvel Studios 2018]

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