Profile / Biography
BIRTH NAME: Nomathemba Matu
STAGE NAME: Thembsie Matu
DATE OF BIRTH: Unknown
PLACE OF BIRTH: Katlehong, Ekurhuleni in Gauteng
CHILDREN: Neo Unathi Matu and Namosa Matu
Thembsie Matu is a South African actor best known for acting as Petronella on Mzansi magic soapie drama The Queen and etv’s Rhythm City.
Early Life and Background
Thembsie, real name Nomathemba Matu was born and bred in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni in Gauteng.
Thembsie Matu is married has two children – a daughter, Namosa and a son, Neo.
Thembsie landed a role as Zinhle in the SABC3 drama television series The Lab (2006-2008), and for appearing in a popular television commercial for the insecticide Doom.
She also played the role of Nomathamsanqa on the SABC1 drama series Tshisa, from 2006-2012.
She made a guest appearance in the role of Teacher in the first episode of the SABC1 mini-series uGugu no Andile (Gugu and Andile), based on the play Romeo and Juliet, on 3 June 2008.
On 4 August 2008 she made her first appearance on the e.tv soapie Rhythm City in the guest role of Sis Bee. She play the role of Petronella on Mzansi Magic’s The Queen.