Meet Principal Thobakgale from Skeem Saam in real life.

Judging from how she nailed the ‘Principal’ Thobakgale gig on Skeem Saam, you might think she is a highly educated person with a college degree. Elizabeth Serunye is a talented actress famous for her gig on Skeem Saam, where she portrayed a strict and no-nonsense principal.

The actress we all love to hate was born and bred in Limpopo. She started as a lead singer in her high school choir but decided to pursue acting after matric. Initially, a career in acting wasn’t easy for her, and she spent many years looking for stable acting gigs. She even worked at a Supermarket before she got her first massive break with Soul City in 2006.



After her breakthrough in acting, she never stepped back; she worked tirelessly to be what she is today. She later won a gig on Skeem Saam as the principal at Turfloop High School. Her role made a lot of fans fall in love with her because of her unmatched acting skills.





She loves her job so dearly in her role as principal, and she can do anything for her career. She then somehow lost her position as the Principal at Turfloop High School, with alleged claims of corruption and mismanagement of funds against her. She became jobless and caught up in a rut of depression, which eventually drove her to drown all her sorrows in over the counter drugs.


Besides being an actress, Elizabeth is also a gospel artist, and she currently sings with the Exaltation Gospel Choir. She has a net worth of R600 000 which she acquired through her talent. Even though Elizabeth nailed her gig as principal, the actress is not highly educated. She can also speak fluent English, but she did not go to varsity; Elizabeth only did matric education.