‘GP ma Orange’ up for robbery
12 February 2010
TV ACTOR Israel Makoe renowned for his portrayals of township thugs, has appeared in the Hillbrow magistrate’s court on a charge of robbery.
Makoe – popularly known as “GP ma Orange” – and two others are accused of robbing three people of their cellphones and R500 in Johannesburg last month.
They were arrested after a high-speed chase.
Makoe’s tough looks earned him roles in productions such as the Oscar-winning film Tsotsi – and in Yizo Yizo, Isidingo and Gaz’lam.
Police said the three men were in a minibus when they pulled up next to their victims and robbed them.