The scriptwriters of soap operas in Mzansi have a knack of incorporating hatred into their plots that keeps viewers glued to their screens.
Some viewers think that they are able to relate to and learn from the characters’ deep-seated animosity toward one another. The following is a list of the top five actors that play characters who despise each other on screen.
Together, Onalerona and Faith Zwide (House of Zwide)
The fact that Faith Zwide’s children were less gifted than the young intern Onalerona first made Faith Zwide despise Onalerona.
The situation becomes much more tense when she learns that Onalerona is her husband Funani Zwide’s biological daughter, whom she had previously believed to be dead because she had caused her and her mother’s deaths many years earlier.
Will the animosity between these two characters ever be resolved, and what will take place when Onalerona learns the truth about what happened to her mother when she was a young child, as well as the actions taken by the man she considers to be her biological father?
The two names Zandile and Precious (Durban Gen)
Theirs is a story like many others about friends who have turned into adversaries and about how a friend might want your life so much that they will hate another friend and try to steal it from you.
Zandile and Precious, both of whom work as doctors at the Durban General Hospital, used to be the best of friends until Zandile began having an affair with Thabo, who is Precious’ husband.
After that affair is exposed, and after the cleansing ceremony, Thabo chooses not to continue having an affair with Zandile, Zandile becomes hopeless and begins to hate Precious.
She then devises a plan to expose the man who is actually the father of her child in order to get Thabo back (who is her brother-in-law Sbusiso). Their deep-seated animosity for one another has very dangerous repercussions, one of which is that it will tear a family apart if brothers quarrel with one another.
Mbali and Lindelani (Durban Gen)
Everyone enjoys reading about conflicting feelings between two people. These two performers have successfully conveyed the paradoxical relationship that can exist between two people who love and deeply loathe one another. They went from having a serious hate work relationship to having a steamy affair behind Sbusiso’s back, which almost led to marriage but was cut off when Mbali fell ill. This affair almost led to marriage but was cut off when Mbali fell ill. The subsequent attempt by Lindelani to prevent Mbali from marrying Sbusiso was unsuccessful, which resulted in the continuation of their contentious professional relationship.
Will Mbali be able to find her way back to Lindelani’s arms when things get terrible at the Dlaminis, or is this just another conflict that can never be squashed? Love and hatred share a path that is, to say the least, not particularly thickly trodden.
Sibling Rivalry Azwindini and Mulalo (Muvhango)
It would be inappropriate to discuss hatred depicted on screen without noting the sibling rivalry between the actors who play the Muvhango brothers. The hatred they have for one other is a perfect illustration of how a desire for power and wealth can destroy relationships. Both Azwindini and Mulalo despise one another, but their animosity is mostly motivated by the competition for the Chiefdom in the Mukwevho family.
Mulalo will go to any extreme to achieve his goals, including using his wife as a pawn to deceive others into electing him chief of the tribe. To protect this secret, they went so far as to assassinate someone, which set in motion a chain of events that resulted in Teboho’s incarceration and left Mulalo on the brink of death while he struggled to maintain his reputation with his family.
However, Azwindini is unmoved by the circumstances his brother is in and decides to exile him from the royal home. Is there any chance at all that these two brothers will turn their lives around?
Zithulele and Nkululekho (Imbewu – The Seed)
In this drama about a family that has a lot of secrets and falsehoods to hide, these two actors play brothers who loathe one other in a way that is unlike any other. The source of Nkululeko and Zithulele’s competition has shifted from their hatred of each other due to their father’s inheritance to their competition over Zithulele’s wife, Nokuzola, who is also Nkululeko’s ex-girlfriend.
These two brothers are constantly subjected to one another’s deception, lies, and treachery. Will their relationship be founded on lying to one another and sneaking around behind one another’s backs, just like their dads’ relationship was?
Because of how well these actors are able to emulate their roles, the majority of viewers are unsure as to whether or not they are actually antagonistic against one another in their real lives. – Savanna