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By Lineo Lesemane

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PICS: Inside Mmabatho Montsho’s 40th birthday surprise dinner party

Mmabatho's family surprised her with a black and red-themed dinner party.

Former Rhythm City star Mmabatho Montsho celebrated her 40th birthday in style.

The award-winning actress is popularly known for her roles in movies and television series including Happiness Is a Four-letter Word, Mr Bones 2: Back From the Past and Jacob’s Cross.

Mmabatho is also a renowned film director and screenwriter. She has produced and directed films like A Hotel Called Memory, Frontière, and Nothing for Mahala to mention a few.

A few weeks ago, her short film, Desmond’s Not Here Anymore, won Best Narrative Film in the United States. The same film scooped the Best Short Film Award in Arizona.

“Small budget, Big heart. Thank you for all your well wishes. WE WON BEST SHORT FILM at @worldwidewomensfilmfestival in Arizona, USA, this weekend. Cast and Crew, our work speaks for itself. Cheers to us,” she wrote on Instagram, celebrating the milestone.

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A look inside Mmabatho’s 40th birthday

While the award-winning actress turned 40 on Thursday, 19 October, her family surprised her with a black and red-themed dinner party.

“Wrapping Libra Season celebrations. Thank you to my family for a beautiful and unexpected “surprise” dinner party and a memorable time together. (P.S. Thanks all for the wishes. My (birthday) was last week) she wrote, sharing a series of pictures.

Fans and other celebrities, including Minnie Dlamini and Nandi Madida, have since flooded Mmabatho’s comments section with sweet birthday messages. Her partner, Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, also took to his Instagram page to celebrate her.

“Happy Birthday @montshotheblack, you are a blessing to us. May wisdom & love, blessings & tranquility define your next decade,” he wrote.

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