FRESH-off-the-press actress Michelle Mosalakae has become Mzansi’s latest on-screen darling.

This after the oh-so-talented and charming Tshwane-born starlet bagged her debut role on Mzansi Magic’s telenovela, Isibaya.

Starring as Zakithi, a traditional healer who keeps the drama’s lead family (the Zungus) together without their knowledge, she has sent tongues wagging.

“I’m a small-town girl who grew up with a dream I’ve been nurturing since I was a child,” said Michelle, who obtained her BA degree in drama and English from Rhodes University.

“There were times when I was unsure about acting, but it’s my passion and something that defines me.”

According to Michelle, her family had been very supportive of her craft.

Said Michelle: “Working with everyone, from the cast to the crew, has been a pleasant experience. The love, feedback and support I’ve been receiving has also been great for my career.

“My character Zakithi is on a journey. I love how she taps into her powers as a healer.”

Isibaya airs on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) weekdays at 8.30pm.