- Kenneth Nkosi has joined the stellar cast of Mzansi Magic's hit soapie The Queen
- The veteran actor, who has been away from our small screens for a while now, will be playing the role of a new cop
- Kenneth's character will replace the police character that was played by actor Mlamli Mangcala, whose contract recently came to an end
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Kenneth Nkosi has joined the stellar cast of Mzansi Magic's hit soapie The Queen. The veteran actor, who has been away from our small screens for a while now, will be playing the role of a new cop that will replace actor Mlamli Mangcala, whose contract recently came to an end.
Mzansi Magic publicist Vuyiswa Dlodlo confirmed to Sunday World that the comedian would be joining the hit telenovela but did not provide details about his role.
"We are excited that one of the channel’s most loved telenovelas is set to feature South African legends as they showcase their craft and add even greater authenticity and flavour to the story."
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A source told the Sunday World that Kenneth's character will be slowly introduced to the show, replacing Captain Sthembiso Radebe, a character that was played by Mlamli - who recently threw some major shade at The Queen.
"With Jerry’s funeral coming up soon, Nkosi’s character is slowly introduced to the show as the new cop in town, replacing Captain Sthembiso Radebe," the source said.
Briefly.co.za has reported that veteran actors including Brenda Ngxoli, Kuli Roberts and Menzi Ngubane have also joined the cast of the show.
In other news, Dr John Kani has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the prestigious Wits University. The playwright was awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature degree at a closed ceremony this week. The world-renowned veteran actor is one of the pioneers of contemporary theatre in South Africa.
His legacy is embedded in performance cultures, theatres and learning spaces across the globe where it is studied, performed and archived for future generations.
Kani said that it is the artists individual and collective duty to speak openly about the many challenges that South Africa country faces.
"However, action is needed more than just words. Now is the time for all of us artists, who have the luxury of a public platform, to campaign openly against what is wrong in our country."
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