Neyi Zimu’s niece joins the Queen as Kuli Robert daughter

Ferguson Films’ trolley basket is brimming with new talent and beauties who grace their soapie The Queen.

Fresh from making major announcements about the acquisition of Heavyweight actors such as Menzi Ngubane, SK Khoza,  Brenda Ngxoli and Jessica Nkosi, Fergusons Films have landed the signature of a young beauty Rosemary Zimu, who is set to play the character of Warona, Tv and Radio personality Kuli Roberts’s daughter in the Mzansi Magic Soapie.

Turning heads of young men, Zimu said her character will always be at loggerheads and in competition for a man with her mother, Mildred Sefatsa (played by Kuli Roberts) who always steals her boyfriends.

Zimu, who says she is more than a pretty face, is excited for having landed a role in The Queen, and is ready for the big time. 

“People are invested in characters and you have to do your job well. I’m excited to see where this goes. I look forward to learning from older actors who have been at it much longer. I’m also excited to show them what I can do. I’m not just a pretty face, I’m a hard worker,” she said. 

She said viewers are in for a treat, and will fall in love with Warona because of her warmth, beauty and grace. 

“Warona is sweet, she is not in competition with her mum, her mum is the one in competition with her, it wouldn’t be the first time she steals her boyfriend. Also, Warona is someone different and can get spicy,” she said.

 Born and bred in Sebokeng, Rosemary is the niece of one of the gospel greats, the late Neyi Zimu. She grew up in a Christian orientated family.

“I grew up singing gospel songs and my grandmother pushed me to act, so I was in all Sunday School plays, then came preschool where I played Sarafina in our graduation production. I continued in primary school all the way to high school where I realised that I actually loved and enjoyed acting and thought of pursuing it as a career,” she said.

The young actress is not new to  Tv screens, as she had a stint role on Isidingo where she played the role of Veronica. 

She had her Tv debut on a Nollywood movie, where she was a lead character, and the character earned her a nomination for a People’s Choice Award in Ghana. 

Also, a Labour Law graduate she said she was working with her acting coach to identify the characteristics she would liken to her character, Warona.


‘Sometimes when I take on jobs I always look at what I bring to the table, I’ve never really looked at what I will gain, but I believe being on The Queen will bring me more exposure and propel my career to another level. It may bring recognition for my craft internationally what with all the doors opening for South African talent,” she said. A sport fanatic, Zimu used to play for Jozi Nuggets in the Johannesburg Basketball League (JBL) and is now also a basketball coach.


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