Connie Chiume is a South African actress best known for her starring role as Mamokete Khuse, an upstanding and moral woman who is everyone's mother, in the e.tv soapie Rhythm City, from 2007-2016.
She was previously best known for her role as Stella Moloi in the SABC1 drama series Zone 14, from 2005-2010, for which she won the Golden Horn award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama at the third South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), in 2009.
Originally from Benoni, she currently resides in Johannesburg. She has four children.
Other television series she has starred in include the SABC1 drama Soul City (for which the won the Avanti award for Best Actress in a Drama Series in 2000), the SABC1 sitcom Mazinyo Dot Q and the SABC2 drama series 90 Plein Street.
She has also appeared in Home Affairs, Khululeka (Seasons 1-3), Yizo Yizo 3, Soul City and Generations, among others. She has also acted in numerous commercials, documentaries and educationals.
Connie has acted in numerous feature films as well, including The Air Up There (1994), Chikin Biznis (1998), I Dreamed of Africa (2000) and Country of My Skull (2004).
In theatre, she played the lead role in the acclaimed stage play You Strike The Woman, You Strike The Rock, in 2006. She also performed in Ipi Ntombi (which toured South Africa, Monte Carlo, USA and New Zealand), Porgy & Bess, and Little Shop of Horrors.
Her previous jobs, prior to her acting/dancing and singing career, included nursing, teaching and waitressing. Her special skills include event management.
In 2014 she was one of the celebrity contestants on the first season of the e.tv game show I Love South Africa.
In April 2016 she announced she was retiring the role of Mamokete in the e.tv soapie Rhythm City, which she had played since the show's first episode on 9 July, 2007. She said she would still focus on acting, but also wanted to indulge her longtime passion for farming. Her last appearance on the show was on Wednesday 20 April, 2016.