Thembi Mtshali-Jones was being recognised for the role she has played in theatre by the Naledi Theatre Awards.

In her acceptance speech she thanked many people, including her late spouse. The seasoned television and stage actress poured her heart out while speaking to Time Out about her new role in the drama series Broken Vows. 

Thembi Mtshali-Jones, who became a household name with the popular comedy Sgudi Snaysi, that featured the late Joe Mafela, says the past year has been tough for her and the family, especially the children. She is an eThekwini Living Legend 2009