Class Act 2
came to a climax on Saturday night (16 July) in a special, 90-minute finale which revealed who the public thought should be South Africa's next leading man and lady: fireman Abdul Khoza from Durban and Port St. Johns belle Tumie Ngumla.
This year Class Act sought to expose two new talents, with promises of double the drama and twice the thrills. Last night the next leading couple, as voted for by South Africa were made known during the extended 90-minute Grand Finale episode of Class Act Season 2.
Beating out strong competition in the form of Mandisa Nduna from Durban and Pallance Dladla from Soweto, Tumie and Abdul received the most votes from the public and were announced as the next leading couple by host Kenneth Nkosi.
24-year-old Tumie had this to say after being announced her as the leading lady: "It hasn't dawned on me yet! I would like to say thank you to (the sponsor) for giving me this chance otherwise I would never have gotten the opportunity of fulfilling my dream.
"Abdul and I came here as the least experienced but look where we are now."
Abdul (23) reacted as follows: "We came here as the amateurs but we did it. Thank you to my family and friends for being behind me and to the whole of Mzansi for supporting me.
"Thank you for giving me the chance - I am so blessed."
As winners of Class Act Season 2, the leading couple will receive the following:
- Both are attached to a new action movie directed by Donovan Marsh
- Representation by leading casting agent Moonyeenn Lee, of MLA
- An eight-week course at the New York Film Academy
- The lead roles in a new Amstel television commercial
Were Tumie and Abdul your favourites? Are you happy they won and do you think their acting careers will flourish? Sound off below.