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Actress Dawn Thandeka King ‘Mashenge’s salary at Diep City revealed

Dawn Thandeka King is a South African actress who plays Mashenge on Diep City. The multi-award-winning star actress has become a reckoning force in the entertainment industry. Dawn Thandeka King was thrust into the limelight when she bagged a role on Lockdown as Mazet.

The celebrated star actress in 2012 made a name for herself when she starred in Mzansi Magic’s telenovela Inkaba.

Another door flings open a few years down the line as she plays Lindiwe Xulu (MaNgcobo) on Uzalo. Before pursuing acting Dawn Thandeka King was a full-time tourism consultant.

Her stellar performance and craft have made her one of Mzansi’s finest. Several questions have been asked on how much does Dawn Thandeka King racks at month-end.

Despite Uzalo being one of the most-watched soapies the drama series was plunged with salary woes that led to the mass exodus of actors.

In wake of the exit, Dawn Thandeka King was one of the firebrands to dump the show in the eleventh hour to join Diep City.

Actress Dawn Thandeka King, who plays the role of Thandiwe (also known as Mashenge) on DiepCity, hasn’t appeared on the show for a couple of weeks now.

The actress plays a domestic worker, a wife to Bonga (Hamilton Dlamini) and a mother to daughters Nox (Nozuko Ncayiyane) and Lungile (Luyanda Shezi). However, she has been off the screen for a while. It was established that the actress had a fractured leg hence she needed time off.

However, she is still part of the show as there has been no word from the media, Black Brain Pictures or the actress of her exit. It is however unclear when the actress will reappear on DiepCity at this stage.
Through her illustrious career, the star actress has managed to bag a number of awards including SAFTA and Golden Horn.

Rumour has it that the Diep City firebrand Mashenge who is the lead actress gets between R85,000 to R95,000 per month due to her influential role.

Despite the entertainment industry being said to be one of the most paying industries, many actors have rundown the claim. Celebrated star actress Omuhle Gela admitted that actors do not get paid much as people think hence they end up venturing into different avenues such as presenters, radio personalities, and events MC’s.


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