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By unknown | May 11, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

Television and stage actress Lindiwe Chibi had star quality.

Chibi, 31, was born in Witbank and grew up in Alexandra township in Johannesburg.

Her career began on stage 12-years ago with Ekuseni. When she had made her name on stage, she joined Muvhango on SABC2 as the bitchy Doobsie.

So convincing was she as Doobsie that she was often confronted by people in the street who said she was cruel.

Shortly before she was allegedly shot by her boyfriend, Dan Mokoena, in 2005, Chibi spoke to Sowetan about her role in the soapie. She said, though she enjoyed playing Doobsie, she still felt she had not reached her peak as an actress.

"You have to grow as a person and as an actor," she said then.

She also said her love for theatre had not in any way been diminished by the fame brought on by her television character.

She had appeared in Cast Aside, A Street Car Named Desire, The Pen, Lest We Forget, Kuyoze Kuse and The Game. She won a best actress award for The Game.

She was also in the original cast of Molora (Electra), which opens for a rerun at the Market Theatre in Newtown next week.


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