Katlego Danke and Patrice Motsepe: Five Things to Know About the Multi–Billionaire Couple. Recently, “Gomora“ actress Katlego Danke has been the subject of much discussion on social media, with users criticizing her for allegedly having an affair with mining billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe.
Tweeps claimed that the Safta award-winning actress’s son was Motsepe’s child, but Motsepe has denied these claims via his attorneys.
Danke on the other hand seems to have taken the rumours with a pinch of salt and is carrying on with her life as usual.
The former “Generations” star appeared on “Wake Up With Metro FM” this morning where she spoke to the show’s presenter Khutso Theledi about her acting career and everything in between.
Danke, who is nominated for Best Lead Actress at this year’s Royalty Soapie Awards will be attending the event tomorrow.
“It’s been an incredible three years, we’ve been through a lot, never mind as a country or as ourselves, but just as the world, we’ve been through a lot.
“So getting to 2023, for most of us is just something we couldn’t have figured out two years ago… so to be here is a blessing,” she said.
Acknowledging her nomination she said: “When we work, we work in such a closed space.
“We don’t have access to the immediate reaction from the audience, it takes a while for people to actually see the work, appreciate it, then you’re like, ‘Oh okay, they actually like what I did’.
“So for the acknowledgement to now come from the industry is so humbling, and you sit there and say, ‘Wow, okay, so I didn’t push for nothing’.”
Theledi asked her how her township roots helped her play Thati in “Gomora“, Danke said: ”Thati is so hardcore, she is so different to me in a lot of ways.
“I think where we are they same is were she is outspoken, she doesn’t take nonsense and family is important to her, but where we are different is how she is so rude, disrespectful, in everybody’s face, ready for a fight, anytime is tea-time, so that’s where we are very very different.“
On how she keeps relevant in an industry that’s ever-evolving, she said it was important to remain authentic.
“Stay true to yourself. When people are trying to be relevant, that’s when things go wrong, so the more authentic you are, the more you are just doing what you’ve been called to do, your destiny and your path on earth, I think that’s when things go into alignment and people resonate with that,” she said.
PATRICE MOTSEPE’S NET WORTH HAS THRUST HIM AMONG SOME OF THE WEALTHIEST SOUTH AFRICANS. HERE ARE FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HIM.
Multi-billionaire Patrice Motsepe made headlines recently for allegedly having an affair with South African actress Katlego Danke,Cooking365 reported.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PATRICE MOTSEPE
A QUICK LOOK AT PATRICE MOTSEPE’S BIOGRAPHY
Full name: Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe
Date of birth: 28 January 1962
Birthplace: Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Precious Moloi-Motsepe
MOTSEPE’S NET WORTH
According to Forbes, Motsepe’s net worth is currently R2.7 billion.
He is a mining magnate and has two sisters, Tsepho (who is married to President Cyril Ramaphosa) and Bridgette Radebe.
His father, Kgosi Augustine, was an entrepreneur and a school teacher, who later served as the chief of the Mmakau branch of the Tswana people.
Motsepe married Precious in 1989 and the couple have three children Thlopie, Kgosi, and Kabelo.
He ventured into mining in 1997 when the gold price dropped, and Motsepe, who had acquired business skills from working at his father’s spaza shop, grabbed the opportunity and purchased gold mines from AngloGold.
AngloGold was said to have made a deal with Motsepe to pay off his debt from future profits.
Motsepe is reportedly a Non-Executive Director at Absa Group and Sanlam and has been since 2004.
He is also the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president.
Among several other partnerships and companies, Motsepe reportedly owns 55% of Ubuntu-Botho Investments, an insurance and investment service company.
According to Cooking365, Motsepe lives in an R69 million home in the Western Cape. The mansion was said to have initially been listed for about R98 million.
Motsepe was said to have bought 20 percent of the shares at the Val de Vie estate through his company, African Rainbow Capital (ARC).
The estate is located in Paarl-Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape.
Motsepe travels in class. He reportedly owns a private jet that cost him around $20 million (R372 million).
The multi-billionaire is said to own a fleet of luxury vehicles, including a BMW 760 Li, a Bentley Continental GT, and a Mercedes Benz S65 AMG, to name but a few.