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‘Takalani Sesame’ puppeteer Lindani Nkosi. Image via Twitter @phashake1

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Lindani Nkosi reflects on playing Moshe in ‘Takalani Sesame’

‘People are always shocked’: Actor Lindani Nkosi discusses portraying ‘Takalani Sesame’s’ big yellow meerkat, Moshe.

29-11-23 15:16
Lindani Nkosi Takalani Sesame
‘Takalani Sesame’ puppeteer Lindani Nkosi. Image via Twitter @phashake1

Actor Lindani Nkosi, who is popularly known for his roles in Isidingo and My Brother’s Keeper says he’s played Moshe in children’s series Takalani Sesame for 23 years.

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The Takalani Sesami puppeteer and actor Lindani Nkosi tells TshisaLIVE that he’s continued to appreciate the lovely and charming art of muppeteering since he got introduced to it when he was younger.

Nkosi who currently acts in Mzansi Magic’s popular telenovela, Brother’s Keeper adds that he’s been playing Moshe for over twenty years.

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“I have been playing the character of Moshe since Takalani Sesame season one, which debuted in 2000. The funny thing is that I have continued to appreciate this lovely and charming art form ever since.”

“Seeing the looks on the faces of many South Africans when they learn that I have been playing Moshe, the enormous yellow meerkat, all along makes it much more fun now. It resembles a well-kept secret.”

Nkosi also reveals that one of the greatest thrills of his acting career has been participating in the magic created at Takalani Sesame, because a great deal of effort is put into ensuring that the final product is of a high quality.

He’s also been involved in an important effort that teaches kids the value of compassion towards one another, which is one of the most crucial life lessons.

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Other popular puppeteers on Takalani Sesame include Damon Berry who plays Elmo/Neno; probably the youngest puppet on the show.

Former Muvhango and Binnelanders actress Tumi Maretele plays the six-year-old magenta monster, Zuzu on the show.

Another fan favourite puppeteer is Nyanga Tshabalala, who portrays the role of the blue furry monster, called Sinkwe on the children’s series.

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