Rapulana Seiphemo has joined The Queen on Mzansi Magic. The channel announced on Thursday that he will be playing the role of Hector Sebata!ward-winning South African actor
Rapulana Seiphemo’s role, Hector Sebata is a wolf in a sheep’s skin, charming and ambitious. He’s expected to shake things up for the Khoza family. Hector is joining the world of Tembisa as a high ranking police colonel with a penchant for the narcotics trade.
“Mzansi Magic’s The Queen season 5 raises the bar as legendary actor Rapulana Seiphemo joins the local telenovela as Hector Sebata. A wolf in sheep’s clothing, Sebata enters the world of Tembisa as a high-ranking police colonel with a penchant for the narcotics trade. Charming and ambitious, Hector is expected to shake things up for the Khoza family,” reads a statement issued by the channel.
“Mzansi Magic’s The Queen continues to entertain viewers with its star-studded cast and unpredictable plots and twists. Packed with suspense and drama, this is local storytelling at its best,” says Nomsa Philiso, Director of M-Net Local Entertainment Channels.
Season 5 of The Queen kicks off this July and will grace our screens every weekday at 9pm on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161.
About Rapulana Seiphemo:
He’s best known for his leading roles in three soapies: as Godlieb Mofokeng in Isidingo, as Tau Mogale in Generations and as Pheko Mokoena in Muvhango.
Seiphemo was born in 1967, in Meadowlands, Soweto.
In 1989 he starred in My Children, My Africa, directed and written by Athol Fugard. The play toured South Africa and England.
In 1991 he went to the US where he studied towards a BA in Theatre Arts. When he returned to South Africa in 1995 he started teaching at Fuba Academy, before moving on to the Sibikwa Community Theatre Group in 1996, and becoming a Wits University tutor in 1997.
He featured in several productions, including The Merchant of Venice (1991), Saturday Night at the Palace written by Paul Slabolepszy (1993), the Piano Lesson written by August Wilson (1996), The Blacks directed by Ultza and Martin Duncan, which showcased both locally and in Stockholm’s Stadteatren.
Rapulana also appeared in a number of television dramas and big-screen films. He starred in the soapie Isidingo for three years (1998-2001); Rhythm and Rights, a TV docu-drama directed by Oliver Schmidt (1995); Deafening Silence, a TV mini-series directed by Etienne De Villiers (1996); Jump the Gun, a feature film directed by Les Blair (1996); Tarzan and Jane, directed by Carl Schenkel (1997); and Highjack Stories (2000), a film directed by Oliver Schmidt which received an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001. – TVSA (for additional about).