Mohale Motaung scores a TV role

Mohale Motaung scores a TV role

Mohale Motaung has landed a role on MTV’s show, MTV Shuga: Down South. The star will play the character of Odirile, an outspokenly gay Economics student. Mohale joins the stellar cast including our November cover star and two-time International Emmy nominee, Thuso Mbedu and McKayi. Mohale and the channel announced the exciting news on social media.

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“MTV Shuga has proven to be a powerful catalyst for informing and positively affecting the lives of young people across the continent and I am thrilled by the opportunity for dialogue that this role presents. While same-sex marriage is legal in South Africa, so many people are still shunned by those closest to them for being open about their sexuality,” said Mohale.

“As an openly-gay man, I’m fortunate to have the support of my family and my fiancé, Somizi, but not all South African youth, especially those growing up in conservative and traditional households, experience the same level of acceptance. That’s why programmes like MTV Shuga play such a crucial role in informing the youth and helping them realise they are not alone,” he further added.

MTV Shuga Down South will premiere on February 12 on MTV Base at 9.30pm.

Mohale Motaung scores a TV role! Congratulations!