Commentator on the entertainment industry Phil Mphela has disclosed that veteran actor Bonko Khoza, who portrayed Mqhele Zulu in the first and second seasons of Showmax’s serial The Wife, has been replaced with actor Wiseman Mncube, who plays Sibonelo in Uzalo.
INSIDE BONKO KHOZA’S REPLACEMENT
Mphela had also indicated in the past that the role of Mqhele Zulu will be recast after actor Bonko Khoza left his role on The Wife.
This afternoon, the #5amgang took to social media to offer their congratulations to Wiseman Mncube, an actor who has won a SAFTA for his performance as Sibonelo in the Netflix series Uzalo.
Stained Glass TV, the company that produces “The Wife,” confirmed his departure to Drum Magazine as follows:
“The Wife’s production company, Stained Glass, has confirmed that Bonko Khoza, who played Mqhele in the first two seasons of the record-breaking and Twitter-topping Showmax Original telenovela, will not be returning in Season 3 of the telenovela. “The Wife” has been described as “the record-breaking and Twitter-topping telenovela.” They are in the process of looking for someone to take his place.”
Gaisang K. Noge will play the lead role of doctor Naledi Montsho when the new season premieres in November. Montsho is head over heels in love with Qhawe Zulu.
It is anticipated, according to the series producer Kamogelo Aphane, that fans will have a difficult time adjusting to the new Mqhele.
“We know fans are going to find it hard to let go of their picture of Mqhele as Bonko, just as they found it hard, when he was the first cast, to let go of the bug-eyed Mqhele they had pictured from the book.” “We know fans are going to find it hard to let go of their picture of Mqhele as Bonko.”
“However, the success of The Wife demonstrates that if you search for new talent in South Africa, you will find it.” As a result, we exhort the members of the 5 a.m. club to make room in their hearts for the subsequent Mqhele and to assist us in further opening up the industry.
THE OTHER ROLES PLAYED BY WISEMAN NCUBE APART FROM “THE WIFE”
The well-known actor Wiseman Ncube, who has portrayed the nefarious character of Sibonelo in Uzalo for numerous seasons, has taken a vacation from the soap opera in order to film the series Shaka Ilembe, which is produced by Bomb Productions.
In addition to other actors, he shares screen time with Nomzamo Mbatha (Isibaya), Ntando Duma (The Queen), and Thembinkosi Mthembu (The River).
Currently, production on the television series Shaka Ilembe is taking place in the provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. It is scheduled to debut in 2023.
A number of other actors, including Mbali Mavimbela (who played Hlomu Zulu), Khanyi Mbau (who played Zandile Zulu), Zikhona Sodlaka (who played Mandisa Zulu), and Mondli Mkhoba (who portrayed Nkosana Zulu), will not be returning for season three.