Ipeleng is a bright young lady determined not to allow desperation to cause her to stray from her morals. Bills, food, money, school. When her mum passed away, she became the sole guardian for her little brother and balances looking after him with going to school and working at Club Surge. When she finds herself in a tight financial situation she is offered an ‘easy’ way out of her money troubles, will she take it?
Thuso Mbedu, who plays our very own ‘Ipeleng’ in MTV Shuga: Down South, should be a familiar face for many South Africans. Her training as an actress has taken her to the University of Witwatersrand and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, but playing a lead role in ‘Is’thunzi’, as well as other prominent performances, has introduced her to the acting world.