SOUTH AFRICAN soapie Generations actor Winnie Modise, popularly known as Khethiwe, on Saturday said she was humbled by the popularity of the SABC drama in Bulawayo after she received a rousing welcome.
Modise was in the city for the weekend where she mixed and mingled with her local fans. She arrived in Bulawayo after mid-day and immediately toured at Haddon and Sly, Bulawayo Centre mall, Nkulumane Complex and Sekusile shopping centre where she was met by hordes of cheering fans.
“Back home in South Africa I do not receive much appreciation,” she said. “I feel loved here, accepted and I am motivated to do more. When I get back home I will invite the whole Generations crew to come and see for themselves (how much they are loved).
“I did not know how much people love Generations.”
Modise added: “People of Bulawayo, I am so happy to be here, I am happy to get this opportunity to see you my friends.”
The 37-year-old actress said she was not aware that people in Bulawayo knew a lot about Generations. During her whirlwind tour of the city, fans screamed her name and jostled for autographs.
There was commotion at Sekusile where Modise had been scheduled to address her fans in front of Choppies Supermarket after people breached her security.
Bodyguards had to take the terrified Modise inside the supermarket and the crowd followed her inside, causing commotion.
However, what was billed to be the climax of Modise’s tour, a cocktail party at a local hotel turned out to be a damp squib.
The actress had been expected to arrive for the cocktail at 6pm, but only turned up at 10pm.
Urban grooves singer Trevor Dongo and upcoming artiste Nashie entertained the crowd. Modise left Bulawayo yesterday afternoon.