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They're a Class Act

By Patience Bambalele | 2011-07-18 06:23:04.0 | COMMENTS [ 16 ]

Abdul, Tumie tops

AFTER a nationwide search for the best acting talent in South Africa, Abdul Khoza and Tumie Ngumla emerged as the 2011 Amstel Class Act Competition winners.

The two winners were announced on Saturday night during a live broadcast of the show.

The second season of the reality show began in March with auditions around the country.

The competition was between Ngumla, Mandisa Nduna, Khoza and Pallance Dladla, who gave their finest performance on Saturday.

Judges Moonyeen Lee and Rapulana Seiphemo, who have been hard on the actors during the course of the show, were soft on Saturday. They praised all actors for their stunning performances.

The public voted for Khoza and Ngumla, who both won an eight-week course at a film school in the US and a contract with MLA, Lee's casting agency.

Ngumla is from Port St Johns in Eastern Cape. She was given a second chance by the show's presenter, Kenneth Nkosi, because the judges did not like her voice during auditions.

She said: "I am ecstatic. It has not sunk in yet but I feel honoured. It has been a long journey. Today I told myself that I would accept it if I did not win because I was up against the best."

Nontsikelelo Ngumla, Tumie's mother, said: "Since Tumie is a quiet person by nature, I never thought she would be on television one day. I felt proud watching my little girl acting in that film. She might be a star to others but she is still a young girl to me."

Durban-born Khoza said: "It is truly an honour to win. It's been hard work. Today was difficult but I told myself that I am a winner because I'm in the final. I want to thank my competitors because they pushed me to work even harder."


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To nu mumala once. Ni mule strong.

2011-07-18 07:45:41.0 | 0 replies

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2011-07-18 15:30:17.0 | 0 replies

OK all the best guys ***envying***, just go overseas and bring back that certificate and we'll be waiting. To Pallace & Mandisa you are not loosers guys surely one of the producers/directors was watching you - you've got what it takes. Just wait patiently your call is in your way.

2011-07-18 14:36:13.0 | 0 replies

i wish i entered for this years class act ey ngabe ngithola okiss bamahhala lol

2011-07-18 12:40:12.0 | 0 replies

I thought Pallance will win but congrats to Tumi and Abdul, Its a good thing Mandisa didnt win, I dont understand her personslity and I think she is too much confident.

2011-07-18 11:57:08.0 | 0 replies

Like I have hoped for, the best couple has won wish them all the best in their a acting careers, shame i felt sorry for Mandisa but Tumie was brilliant

2011-07-18 11:52:46.0 | 0 replies

Bt Pallance madoda, that guy was perfect, i must say. . . .
Congrats to you two . Do not loose yourselves to fame

2011-07-18 11:19:22.0 | 0 replies

Tumie congrats girl, you've got such a great personality. Though Mandisa was good too i thought she was a bit over confident for my liking. Pallace i wanted you to win, hey mara KZN province was behind the fire man by fire by force, you didn't have a chance there bro, sorry, better luck next year you are only 18 years old. Well done Tumie & Abdul!

2011-07-18 11:05:28.0 | 0 replies

Eish now they are going to chow each other ko New york....damn Abdul se ka lahla bro. ja ngwano eo Bra pls

2011-07-18 10:19:09.0 | 0 replies

Young lady was speechless, hope she prepares for nextime she wins anything

2011-07-18 10:00:42.0 | 0 replies

I'm so glad Tumi won She is so beautiful. I love her voice so much. Congratulation guys.

2011-07-18 09:49:52.0 | 0 replies