- Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo is said to be joining the cast of Rhythm City for a number of episodes
- The celebrity's casting was announced on Twitter which he then appeared to confirm on Instagram
- There were mixed reactions to the casting choice, with some applause and some annoyance being voiced in the Twitter comments
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Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo has been cast in a role on the television programme, Rhythm City. The star is set to appear in a number of episodes as an investor named Kudzo.
The celeb appeared to confirm the announcement on Instagram, which means he will be joining the cast and adding his name to the credits of the popular soapie.
The response to the online news was somewhat divided. Some tweeps were happy for one of their faves to be making moves, others were not so enamoured with the casting choice.
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According to entertainment commentator Kgopolo Mphela, who posted to his Twitter feed, Mohale will be appearing in a number of episodes for the programme. He also mentioned the character name of the part Mohale will be playing:
"CASTING NEWS: Mohale joins Rhythm City. Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo has joined the e.tv soapie to play Kudzo - a fly-by-night investor. According to my sources, Mohale will be on screen for a few episodes."
Mohale himself confirmed the tweet's information when he posted a screenshot of it to his Instagram story with the caption, "In other news. To the top we go!"
The reactions to Mohale's casting were varied. Many were excited and keen to see what the celeb would do with the role. Other tweeps implied that he only got the job because of his famous connections (Mohale is married to Somizi Mhlongo) and thought there were other people deserving of the opportunity.
@Undlunkulu_Xoli: "Meanwhile drama graduates are struggling to even get roles as extras."
@SimphiweTembe8: "Even if he went to best school of acting in the world, all we are saying is connections mama!!"
@Thabo_kganza: "Education is meaningless in this country you study drama & arts then boom, Mohale ke actor aowa hle."
All that is left is to wait and see how Mohale approaches and delivers his performance.
In other Rhythm City-related news, Briefly.co.za reported on the show's production having to be halted due to Covid-19 complications.
The television show had to stop all filming activity after an actress featured on the programme had tested positive for the coronavirus. According to regulations set by the South African government, the actress did isolate immediately following the positive result and all crew members with whom she interacted had to undergo tests too.
The pandemic affected every industry, including show business, as Rhythm City joined a host of other Mzansi shows that had filming interrupted by the coronavirus. Among those affected were Scandal!, The River, 7de Laan, Muvhango and SkeemSaam.
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