Jerry Mofokeng Receives An Honorary Doctorate. He has certainly earned his stripes. Jerry Mofokeng has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Free State
The veteran actor joins the prestigious line of legendary artists who have been conferred with a doctorate. He is now referred to as Dr Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha and it is so fitting.
Dr. Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha. Honoured with Justice Dr. Molemela. Thank You UFS and Dr. Luwes. pic.twitter.com/WjtUFARtNx
— Jerry Mofokeng (@JerryMofokeng38) June 29, 2019
Dr Mofokeng received a hearty congratulation message from his co-star and friend Kgomotso Christopher.
Bra Moscow to Yv…Dr. Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha to the rest of you!!!! A hearty congratulations to my beloved colleague @JerryMofokeng38 on receiving his Honorary Doctorate in Letters from @FreeStateU. We salute you, Ntate!! Aluta📚🎭 pic.twitter.com/7F2Ayt6B4C
— Kgomotso Christopher (@kgchristopher) July 3, 2019
In 1987, Dr Mofokeng graduated from Wits University with an undergraduate degree majoring in acting in 1987. He then went on to get his Masters degree in Theater Directing at Columbia University, an Ivy League institution in the States.