Screenplay Legend 

By Bantu Ndiki

She is a broadcasting personality, well-known for her leading acting roles on TV programmes such as Dube on Monday, Dube reloaded, Home Affairs and Mama Jack film. She is currently surfing the radio airwaves of the Eastern Cape based radio station Algoa FM and her name is Lee Duru. The ever-bubbly media personality has not only travailed in media spaces, but also been in the corporate industry. 

Lee Duru was born and raised in the heart of Gqeberha, and her fans know her as the famous multilingual thespian being able to fluently speak and write Afrikaans, isiXhosa, and English. Outside being a broadcasting personality, she is very well learned, holding a National Diploma in Public Relations that she obtained from Nelson Mandela University. She began her corporate ladder as a Marketing and Communication Assistant at Rhodes University and later got an opportunity from a company called Protec to be a Branch Manager. Her career grew and exactly three years later she was employed as the Publicity & Fundraising officer for Arthritis foundation in Cape Town. She later became an independent Consultant where she developed and produced industrial theatre campaigns on HIV & AIDS and Rights of the Aged and children’s theatre. She has worked for many other companies in different roles such as Marketing Officer and the Interviewer at American institute of foreign studies.

Lee Duru will forever be memorable in the South African entertainment industry, her character spans wide and further etches her face and voice in our minds making her unforgettable. She appeared in multiple films and TV programs such as Dube on Monday, Dube reloaded, Country of my skull, Stokvel, Home affairs, Shooting Stars, Jerusalema (International Feature Film), Themba (International Film), Montana, and many more other various productions. Her career escalated to new avenues as she was hired to be a South African Film &TV Awards judge in 2014 and 2015.

Lee is currently a radio breakfast show presenter at Algoa FM for a show called “Algoa FM Breakfast Show with Wayne, Lee and Charlie T”. She is also a news and feature journalist for Food for Mzansi, an online agricultural news platform. This woman of many talents is also a mother to thirteen-year-old Elah and a wife to her husband.

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