South African award winning actress, Manaka Ranaka, better known as Lucy in the television series, Generations visited Zimbabwe last Friday for a family fun day held in Plumtree.

The multi-talented actress, singer and television personality, started her acting career at an early age of 8.

Ranaka has been involved in a number of productions such as Drumstruck, On My Birthday and Torong.

Speaking to the ZBC News, Ranaka urged young actors and singers to arm themselves with education as times have changed.

On Generations the Legacy, Ranaka plays the role of a non-nonsense taker and very strict mom, Lucy.

But in real life Ranaka said she knows how to strike a balance between being a mother and a professional, adding that she knows the time to have fun with her two daughters.