Busi Lurayi was a South African actress who was best known for acting in the SABC1 sitcom City Ses’la as Phumzile.
Name: Busisiwe Lurayi
From: Thembisa Ekhuruleni
Nationality: South African
Known as: Phumuzile on City Ses’sla
Personal life history
Busi Lurayi who was well-known as Phumuzile on City Ses’sla was a South African Actress. She was born in Thembisa, Ekhuruleni in South Africa.
Career journey in acting
She was most recognized for her role as Phumzile in the SABC1 sitcom City Ses’la and its spin-off series Ses’Top La (from 2005 to 2006 and again in 2010).
Lurayi left the program after the first season (she was replaced by Thuli Thabethe) to join the cast of the ITV drama series Wild At Heart, starring Amanda Holden (Kiss Me Kate), about a British family who moves to a South African game reserve.
In the second season of the show, Lurayi portrays Thandi, a homeschooling teacher. She was listed as a part of the supporting cast.
In 2010, she reprised her role as Phumzile for the fourth and last season of City Ses’la. Ses’Top La, a spin-off series based on her persona, launched in 2012.
In May 2006, she made a cameo appearance on the medical drama series ER, in the episode “There Are No Angels Here,” in which she played Sittina (Season 12, Episode 20).
Since 2008, she has starred in the SABC1 drama series Sokhulu & Partners as Winnie Molepo, a lawyer who works for the Sokhulu brothers.
She first appeared in the SABC1 soapie Generations in November 2011 as Swazi Lukhele, a socialite wife who was married to David Lukhele but was divorcing him.
She starred in the Mzansi Magic sitcom S.I.E.S. in 2012, where she played the head of the inept government department of Social Impact and Empowerment Strategy.
She hosted the M-Net game show Million Rand Money Drop in 2013 and returned to her role as Phumzile in Season 2 of Ses’Top La in 2014. Also she acted on How to Ruin a Christmas.
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Busi Lurayi Awards
For her work as Phumzile, she received the inaugural SAFTA (South African Film and Television Awards) for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Comedy in 2006.
In 2011, she won Golden Horn Award for Best Actress on Tv Comedy.
Busi Lurayi who got Arrested and sentenced
Mziwoxolo returned home to the Eastern Cape in 2015, only to discover that his home had been robbed. He initially suspected a break-in, but CCTV evidence revealed that the former City Ses’la actress had obtained access to the residence, so he took her to court for the R400 OOO worth of things.
When she appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in September, she was convicted guilty of the theft. Her exboyfriend’s Samsung fridge and TV, mattresses, a microwave, cookware, carpet, bedding, a couch, a baby feeding chair, and a washing machine were among the items stolen.
South African actress Busi Lurayi was sentenced to house arrest, community service and a R48 000 fine for theft or two years’ imprisonment.
The sentence was suspended for five years by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.
The former Sokhulu and Partners actress’ sentence includes a payment of R20 000 to Mziwoxolo Qwelane in installments of R1 OOO into his FNB account before December 5, and before the 5″ every month consecutively until she has paid in full.