Velile Makhoba plays the role of Gugulethu or Gugu on Gomora, she debuts onscreen during a highly anticipated glamorous Gomora Thati and Phumlani wedding. Gugu on Gomora is the late Mbongeni Ndaba’s daughter he had outside his wedlock, she grew up on the guardianship of her uncle Phumlani. On Gomora, Velile Makhoba’s Gugu character is a teenage girl who distastes Thati and accuses her of keeping her father Mbongeni Ndaba away from his family.
After her mother dumped her at the Ndaba doorstep, she grew up with her paternal grandparents and her uncle Phumlani. Gugu’s anger towards Thathi and her daughter Buhle is justified, she accuses them of plundering her father’s money flaunting it on social media. She was once grounded offline after following and commenting vile comments on Buhle, her step sister’s social media accounts. Though her uncle’s union was planned behind her back, Gugu showed up at the wedding ceremony clad in a simple yellow dress and sandals and interrupted proceeding before storming out of the venue.
21year old Velile Makhoba plays the role of Gugu on Gomora from Mayville, Durban. She is a professional traditional dancer specialising in African dance and has her eyes set on international performances. Velile Makhoba attended Cato Crest Primary and proceeded to Mayville Secondary in 2019, she enrolled for dance lessons at KwaMashu Art Centre. In 2019 Velile was part of the dance group Izinthuthwane which performed at the opening of the Nedbank Cup Final in Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.
She performed African dances around the globe at the world’s biggest stages in Germany, Italy and India during cultural exchange programs. Velile scooped the Special Recognition International Performances Award in her professional dancing debut year. She dreams of owning a dance production company that targets young people, teaching them dance as a form of expressing art.