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Interesting things to know about Isibaya actress Mampho Brescia aka Iris Zungu

Mampho Brescia is an actor, TV presenter, brand ambassador, and voice artist from South Africa. She is widely known for her role in the M-Net drama Jacob’s Cross where she played the part of Zanele. The actor is also popular for her role as one of the Isibaya actresses where she expertly played Iris Zungu.

Mampho Brescia

Mampho Brescia has been in the industry since 1998. Since her debut, the beauty queen has appeared in a number of TV roles that have moulded her into the lovely talented actress the whole of Mzansi knows and adores. Iris Isibaya is known for her behind-the-TV roles by many; however, there is more to her than what meets the eye. What is Iris from Isibaya real name? How old is Mampho Brescia?

Mampho Brescia

Name: Mampho Palesa Molete Date of birth: 8th December 1977 Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa Mampho Brescia age: Will turn 43 years old at the end of 2020 Mampho Brescia Twitter: @MamphoBrescia Mampho Brescia Instagram: @mamphob Mampho Brescia Facebook: @mampho.brescia Nationality: South African Relationship status: Married Occupation: Actor, TV presenter, brand ambassador, and voice artist Famous for Iris from Isibaya and Jacob’s Cross’ Zanele roles.

Mampho Brescia

Who is Mampho Brescia in real life? A look into Mampho Brescia family reveals that despite being born in Johannesburg, Palesa Molete actually grew up in Soweto together with her parents and siblings. Mampho Brescia school The actor went to school in Johannesburg. After her primary and secondary education, she joined Wits University and acquired a degree in International Relations. She also had a two-year stint in Japan that started when she was 23 years old in 2000 as a part of an exchange program that landed her in Soka University.

Who is Mampho Brescia husband? The hubby’s name is Nicola Brescia, and the two have been married since 2005. They adopted their first child (a girl), Rain, in 2016. Palesa said the decision to adopt was not driven by the rumours that she cannot conceive. Instead, she said that she always had the desire to adopt since she was young. Her interviews suggest that she is having lots of fun with the Mampho Brescia daughter.

Mampho Brescia

Palesa Molete TV career started in 1998 as a presenter for the show Reality Check. A few years later, in 2002, she landed her first acting role as Mbali on the popular Generations on SABC1. Success and other roles followed her in 2003 again when she got a new job as an AfriSat presenter. Aside from that, in 2005, she started freelance presenting on DSTV while doing corporate videos for firms and institutions like Standard Bank and the Department of Tourism.

Mampho Brescia 

She has also done some guest appearances on shows like Isidingo in 2006, and then she started working on Jacob’s Cross. Her biggest and most prominent role as brand ambassador came in 2018 when she was named Brand Japan Ambassador. She made history for being the first-ever Brand Ambassador Japan for Mzansi. In case that makes no sense to you, it means her job is now to make sure that there is a good relationship between Japan and SA.

In other news – High court dismisses challenge to June 1 school reopening

The basic education department has welcomed a Limpopo high court order dismissing a challenge to the planned opening of schools on June 1. The Tebeila Institute of Leadership, Governance and Training challenged minister Angie Motshekga‘s decision to reopen schools next month.

Angie Motshekga

Tebeila approached the court on an urgent basis, asking it to set aside the minister’s decision and to stop the department from implementing the recovery plan for schools in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown. Read more