While forbearance has been eroded among artistes, for South Africa-based Zimbabwean actress Evangelista Mwatse (pictured) patience remains a virtue.
BY STYLE REPORTER
Popularly known as Evey in showbiz circles, Mwatse has made a giant leap forward in her acting career after landing a role in the South African drama titled Isono (The Sin), which features daily on regional television channel BET Africa.
Famed for playing the role of Jeanne in the local television series Small House Saga, Mwatse recently joined a star-studded South African cast in the gripping soap.
Isono is based on the story of a dysfunctional family and a heroic son, who searches within himself for the strength to stand up against the powerful and evil matriarch who will stop at nothing to serve her own needs.
Mwatse plays the role of Tinashe, a Zimbabwean university student based in South Africa.
Also part of the cast is award-winning film and stage actor Hamilton Dhlamini, young actors Kgosi Mongake, Tshepo Ledwaba, Mpho Sibeko, and Mpule Matlhola, seasoned stage and TV thespian Dumisani Mbebe and TV personality Lalla Hirayama.
Veteran actresses, such as Nthati Moshesh, Rami Chuene, Bohang Moeko, Senzo Radebe, Didintle Khunou, Tokollo ‘TK’ Sebothoma, Anga Makubalo, as well as the legendary Charmaine Mtinta, are part of the drama that is produced by South African award-winning production company Clive Morris Productions (CMP).
“Isono is a star-studded cast with a lot of amazing talent and familiar faces. I am just ecstatic to be part of it,” Mwatse told Standard Style.
A former radio presenter at ZiFM Stereo, Mwatse has featured in films such as Big House Small House, Playing Warriors and Five Years Later, among others.
She has acted in stage plays such as 365, Washington Junction, Two Wives of John Mambo and Dependence.
In South Africa, she has featured in Ashes to Ashes, Mutual Friends, Ithuba Lokugcina and landed a cameo role in the popular series Generations the Legacy.
She also featured in Gringo Troublemaker after appeared in Colours of Dreams, City of Dreams, Estate Blues and The Gentlemen.
Last year she joined another star-studded cast in a theatre play called Rotten Row that showed at Reps Theatre in Harare.