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US-based SA actress Phumzile Sitole joins ‘Orange Is The New Black’

Sitole holds a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town and obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre at the Columbia University of New York.

South African-born actress Phumzile Sitole. Picture: @phumzilesitole/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - South African-born actress Phumzile Sitole is the latest addition to the cast of the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black.

The female jail-themed Netflix series with a stellar cast is coming back for the sixth season.

Sitole will be playing the role of Antoinetta 'Akers' Kerson. She is also known for acting on the short film Rights of Passage.

Orange is the New Black will be her second international role, as she has also played a role on CBS' The Good Fight.

She holds a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town and obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre at the Columbia University of New York.

At the same time, news of her new role has lit up Twitter with happiness:

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