POPULAR Generations actress Winnie Modise, aka Khethiwe Buthelezi in the SABC 1 soapie, is billed to mix and mingle with her local fans in Bulawayo at a cocktail party to be hosted on her behalf on Saturday.
According to organisers, the cocktail party to honour Modise will be held at the Bulawayo Rainbow car wash and park during her debut appearance in the City of Kings and Queens where she enjoys immense support from local viewers of the soapie.
In an interview with Southern Eye, Givey Chikura from Good Guys promoters said the actress is coming to meet her fans.
“Khethiwe has a huge fan base in Bulawayo. The bash is meant to give her an opportunity to share her life story, interact, connect and give autographs to people,” said Chikura.
The Generations actress will tour the city centre and western suburbs. She will make stop-overs at Haddon&Sly Building, Bulawayo Centre, Nkulumane Complex and Sekusile Complex in the same suburb. Nashie, a local upcoming urban grooves artiste and top local DJs have been lined up to perform with Trevor Dongo at the cocktail party.
According to TVSA Modise (37) obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Drama Honours degree at the University of Natal (Durban) in 1997. She then joined the North West Arts Council between 1998 and 1999.
During this time she performed in productions of Urban Reality, Messiah and Who of a Man directed by Aubrey Sekhabi and Paul Grootboom.
She moved to Johannesburg in 2000 and participated in educational and industrial theatre shows for AREPP Shoestring Productions.
In 2004 she was featured in the television drama Jozi Streets before landing a supporting role in the Academy Award-nominated film.
In the same year she appeared in three productions — Russian Services Lethal Force (supporting role) and Shreds and Dreams (lead role) — directed by Claire Stopford.
She also featured in a short film called Blow directed by Uwelyn.
In 2013, she launched a soapie award ceremony called the Royalty Soapie Awards.
The first ceremony took place at the Durban International Convention Centre in November 2013.
Winnie divorced her cameraman husband Thabo Modise last year after seven-years of marriage.