Mmarona Motshegoa (known as Mmarona Kgwele during her marriage) is a South African actress, television presenter and entrepreneur best known for her role as Tumi, a young township gold digger who is desperate to live in the suburbs and get out of poverty, in the SABC1 soccer drama series Zone 14.
In 2001 she was elected the first black Mini Mayoress of The Johannesburg Metropolitan Mini City Council and was later elected as Head Girl for her primary school.
She hosted five programmes on DStv's Channel O music channel (during which time she was known simply as Minx): The 411, Oboma, Amplified, Oboma Xpress and O News. She also grew her radio broadcasting skills on Channel O Radio.
Mmarona is also the founder and youth mentor of Itshepeng Youth Mentoring and Projects, a mentoring company that is aimed at motivating and leading teenagers/young adults to becoming the best citizens they can be.
She began her acting career on the e.tv soapie Rhythm City in 2009, playing the role of Keke, a stylish, lesbian journalist.
In 2012 she had a highly controversial guest recurring role on the SABC1 soapie Generations as Paulina (aka Banshee), a Goth who falls in love with MJ Memela.
In 2014 she had a starring role in the SABC1 police drama series Task Force. In the same year she had a starring role in the SABC1 drama series Sticks and Stones.
In 2018 she began playing the recurring role of Buhle on the SABC2 soapie Muvhango, making her first appearance on 4 April.