Mbalenhle Mavimbela Scores a Lead Role In An Upcoming Showmax Original Telenovela. She keeps bagging roles left right and centre. Mbalenhle Mavimbela is known for the role of Nothile, on SABC1 hit drama, Skeem Saam. The newcomer is Lehasa Maposa’s recent love interest, and already the two are facing drama after drama.
Her first television role, however was on e.tv telenovela Isipho where she starred as Tandzile. When Isipho ended abruptly after 100 episodes, Mbale had smaller roles in other shows among them, Isibaya, Karektas and House of Zwide. In the first season of Durban Gen, an e.tv medical drama, she was cast as Thandi. Mbale also appeared in the first season of Judas Kiss, a South African television drama series, as Zamazulu.
The talented actress has once again been cast on a major production. Showmax has commissioned three seasons of 40 episodes each, inspired by Dudu’s books Hlomu the Wife, Zandile the Resolute, and Naledi His Love respectively. The books follow the lives of the eight Zulu brothers, a formidable crime family, through the eyes of the wives they marry.
Mbalenhle will star on Hlomu the Wife, where she will assume the lead role of Hlomu. The lead role of Mqhele will be played by Bonko Khoza. He burst onto the acting scene as Jabz in the multi-award-winning film Necktie Youth and has since appeared in the likes of Professionals and the Emmy-nominated Roots. Other cast members include Abdul Khoza, who will play Nqoba, Swelihle Luthuli as Ntsika, Kwenzo Ngcobo as Qhawe, Sipho Ndlovu as Sambulo, Swelihle Luthuli as Ntsika as well as Ishmauel Songo as Mpande.
The telenovela will start airing from 11 November 2021, and three new episodes will be added every Thursday.
“…I’ve forced grown men to face their past, I’ve been abused, I’ve been hurt, I’ve been loved unconditionally and I’ve been happy – very happy,“Mbale said.
— Mbalenhle Mavimbela (@MbalenhleMavim) October 19, 2021
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