According to a report by City Press, the producers of the e.tv telenovela Imbewu: The Seed have allegedly brought back to life the characters Zimele Bhengu and Fikile Bhengu in order to increase the show’s ratings. These characters were previously portrayed by the actors Tony Kgoroge and Phindile Gwala.
Kgoroge, who played the role of Zimele “Ngcolosi” Bhengu, left the show in 2020, and Gwala’s character Fikile was eliminated in November 2021. Both of these events occurred after the year 2021.
According to a member of the crew who spoke to the publication, Zimele will make her comeback, and Kgoroge is reportedly back on set filming for his big comeback.
Tony has already begun shooting on set with the other actors in preparation for his comeback. Because of the declining ratings, they were forced to bring him back on the show. “They had no choice but to bring him back.”
According to another source, former Muvhango actress Phindile Gwala-Ngandu, whose character passed away a year ago after attempting suicide, has also returned to the show.
At the time that this article was being published, the spokesperson for E.tv, Thapelo Ramatsui, had not yet provided a response to City Press.
It is also believed that the show is bringing back old actors after a group of organizations in the province of KwaZulu-Natal threatened to block filming after the show made drastic cost-cutting measures, which resulted in more than 80 casts and crew members leaving the Durban-based show within a year’s time.
On Friday, October 28, 2022, teasers announced that Fikile would be making a comeback,.
“”The return of Fikile has piqued the interest of both Thu Sheleni and Nomusa. When they find out that they will all keep their jobs, the gang celebrates with excitement. Nokuzola is preparing a strategy that will allow Maharaj to regain his freedom. Siya is cautioned by Nokuzola not to report the incident to the authorities.
The following is a summary of events that occurred over the past few months, which are also detailed in the article that we have republished below:
According to recent reports, Imbewu actress Phindile Gwala was let go from her role on the popular eTV show. According to a local publication, the actress was falling short in terms of the acting skills that were expected of her, which is why the producers of the show decided to give her the boot.
The actress has been a part of the show since it premiered in 2020, and she portrays the fiery character of Fikile. During her first public appearance, which took place at Ngcolosi’s funeral, Fikile gave a speech that kept viewers on the edge of their seats. Many viewers were perplexed by her and wanted to know more about her.
Due to her poor performance, she was unable to win the hearts of the new producers, despite the fact that her character had already won the hearts of a great number of people who watched the drama.
“The on-screen character of Phindile was being eliminated due to her craft competence,” the writer explained. It is believed by the producers that her talent is not up to the standards that the showrunners had set for her. However, it came to light that the new producers were not very impressed, and as a result, they decided not to retain her as a cast member, according to a source.
Phindile shot to fame after landing the role of Nonny in the soap opera Muvhango, which aired on SABC 2 in South Africa. We are curious as to what the next step will be for her. Muzi Mthabela, who plays the role of Menzi on the show, is rumored to be another cast member who will be leaving the series. The actor is a Christian in real life, and it seems that he is unimpressed with the role that requires him to play a womanizer.
The departure of the two actors from Imbewu The Seed has been confirmed by Thapelo Ramatsui, a spokesperson for the show. However, Ramatsui indicated that the departure will only be temporary.
They are taking a break from the show at the moment… They are interested in investigating other options, such as different work opportunities. Durban is a bit of a drive, so if they want to pursue other interests in Johannesburg, we give them the flexibility to do so. They can work on other projects, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they returned. “No one was terminated from their position,” Ramatsui clarified.
When Muzi played the much-loved character of Duma on Isibaya, he won the hearts of many of the people who watched the show. It was reported that the show would not be renewed for a ninth season due to a decline in viewership, so he decided to leave the show after it was announced that the show would not be renewed.
He expressed his gratitude to everyone who had supported him throughout the show. “Isandla sedlula ikhanda, to each and every casting director who has ever placed their trust in me. My fellow actors, Bheki Mkhwane and Bhuti Bongani Gumede, who go by the stage name ezakwa Ndlovu. for the help you’ve given me in developing my craft, Ngiyabonga. A very special thank you goes out to a brother who is very important to me, @sdumo.mtshali, for ALWAYS encouraging me to take things to the next level. Ngiyabonga. You would tell people to “Forget the Words and Search for Your Truth.”
I owe a lot of my knowledge to @andilemx. It’s clear that acting is a passion of yours. To everyone involved in the production: @gcinagrace engisebenze nabo I am grateful for the support and the recommendations. Those aboard the Isibaya… I love you guys. You ALWAYS encouraged me magenge. You made me. You loved me very much. Ngiyabonga. To those who write… CHEERS He thanked her for her love of Duma and said the following: