Good bye Muzi Mthabela a.k.a Duma Ngema – Isibaya
As new characters are introduced to Isibaya, the show will also sadly have to say goodbye to Muzi Mthabela – who has played the character of Duma Ngema, the beloved acting regent – as he is moving to a different project as a lead.
Muzi Mthabela has been with Isibaya for seven years. Viewers have seen his character grow from being a hitman for the Ndlovus’s to becoming a powerful man in the valley as the Regent to the Ngubane Chieftaincy.
Muzi Mthabela’s character has left women weak at the knees and had men admiring his wisdom and strength.
‘’Muzi’s leadership skills, passion and professionalism is impeccable. He is a respectful and loving colleague to everyone that he works with. Our relationship with Muzi Mthabela doesn’t end now that he is leaving ‘Isibaya’, Muzi is and will always be a member of the Bomb production family,’’ said Desiree Markgraaff of Bomb Productions.
Over the years, “Isibaya” has continued to acquire excellent talent, which portrays their characters very well, just as Muzi Mthabela has done with his character Duma.
Mzansi Magic is supportive of the writers and producers of each show to give the best local content that our viewers have come to love.’’ said Nomsa Philiso, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
“Mzansi Magic is excited for Muzi Mthabela on his new journey as a leading role in another production and wish him all of the best in his new endeavours,” added Philiso.
Muzi’s departure from the hit soapie follows that of Jessica Nkosi and Menzi Ngubane.
Related story…Why Jessica Nkosi left Isibaya to join The Queen
Jessica Nkosi has chosen to follow her fantasy and expand her perspectives as an on-screen character. In any case, her intense choice methods she is leaving Isibaya following six years on the show’s set.
“It was extremely difficult to leave Qondi, however, it has consistently been my fantasy to investigate different characters. I truly don’t prefer to be pigeonholed – and this is the way we develop as on-screen characters.”
A week ago, Ferguson Films reported that Nkosi and veteran on-screen character Menzi Ngubane were joining Mzansi Magic’s The Queen.
“I am going to give my everything to this character,” said Nkosi. “It is extremely energizing.”
Nkosi said Isibaya had been extraordinarily steady of her choice, urging her to develop and investigate different jobs. She will play Lerato Sebata in The Queen. She guaranteed watchers that Lerato was a totally unique character to Qondi.
She hasn’t began shooting her scenes yet, yet said she had been in contact with the creation group day by day, and was getting normal reports on her character and the story.
“Lerato resembles no other character I have played previously, which is flawlessly testing, be that as it may, simultaneously, I am so apprehensive. Be that as it may, I attempt to comprehend her character life story and family foundation all the more consistently.”
Ferguson Films, possessed by power couple Connie and Shona Ferguson, has been standing out as truly newsworthy for all inappropriate reasons as of late. The organization has been blamed for purportedly terminating on-screen characters; the most recent of whom was Dineo Langa.
In any case, on Friday, Connie Ferguson put any misinformation to rest in a meeting on Azania Mosaka’s show on Radio 702: “We don’t fire entertainers, I don’t care for that word. Once in awhile on-screen characters come, now and again on-screen characters leave willingly.”
At the point when City Press asked Nkosi whether she had any feelings of trepidation about being hacked out from The Queen, she said she didn’t care to engage such gossipy tidbits.
“That [being axed] is the keep going thing at the forefront of my thoughts. I can’t live in dread, else I won’t give a valiant effort as a narrator. In the coming months, watchers should anticipate seeing Lerato. I am playing a character type I have not played previously. I can’t stand by to astonish the watchers.”
In the interim, new telenovela Gomora has expelled The Queen as the most-watched appear on
Mzansi Magic. The Broadcast Research Council of SA said the April TV evaluations information, discharged for the current week, indicated that Gomora bragged a normal 2.5 million watchers; The Queen was sitting at 2.3 million.
Gomora’s official maker, Kutlwano Ditsele, said that when they began making the show, they cherished the story and felt actually unequivocally about it.
“However, there was no assurance that the watchers might want it, so we are overpowered and loaded up with appreciation to have a show that resounds with the watchers at this enormous scope,” he stated, including that being backset was astonishing.
He said the cast and group were incredible, and they were so glad to be out of lockdown since it permitted them to shoot once more.
“Having the option to keep making the enchantment with our group has been truly satisfying.”
In any case, Ditsele surrendered that one of greatest difficulties they looked as a creation was guaranteeing that everybody paid attention to their wellbeing and security in regards to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
“We are working with wellbeing and security specialists who have helped us to set up wellbeing conventions. We have needed to reexamine the manner in which we recount to our accounts so we don’t place our cast in harm’s way. There is progressing preparing on the most proficient method to secure ourselves and work in manners that limit the danger of disease.”