Mohale makes his Rhythm City debut and Somizi bursts with pride

Mohale makes his Rhythm City debut and Somizi bursts with pride

- Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo made his highly-anticipated silver screen debut on eTV's Rhythm City last night

- The internet had opinions as usual but Mohale's beloved hubby, Somizi, only had the best things to say about the performance

- Mohale posted a snippet of the performance to his Instagram account so that fans had the opportunity to move their congratulations to the comments section

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Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo officially made his Rhythm City debut in his much-anticipated performance of the character Kudzo.

Tweeps were buzzing about when they would be seeing Mohale on-screen and yesterday both he and the Rhythm City Instagram account posted a pic announcing to fans that it would be on the episode that very night.

After facing his fair share of backlash and telling SABC 3's Trending how he was dealing with it, the online opinions started to stir again. Mohale was congratulated by fans and supporters on his performance delivery, others held onto their opinions that he shouldn't have gotten to do it in the first place.

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Mohale makes his Rhythm City debut and Somizi bursts with pride
Mohale made his silver screen debut last night. Images: @mohale_77/Instagram Source: Instagram
Source: Instagram

Despite the internet having its usual mixed reactions, there was one fan was only too proud of Mohale's television debut. His husband and "biggest cheerleader", Somizi, sent a text that Mohale then shared on Twitter. The star gushed about his pride for his hubby as he wrote:

"My baby you looked amazing. You were, and are, so natural. I couldn't be a more proud husband. Keep your eye on the prize and reach for your dreams and the stars. I know how hard you work and what it takes to get you where you are. I love you."

The official Instagram account for Rhythm City actually posted a little snippet of Mohale in character so that even if fans had missed the episode, they still got to have their opinions about his performance. Mohale reposted the video to his own account and many offered their congratulations.

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@karabo.mokwana: "Congratulations Mohale. May the great Lord shower his blessings upon you forever. Nako Ke Ya Modimo"
@sindile_majola: "You're so well-spoken... you will kill this role." previously reported on Mzansi's initial reaction to the announcement of Mohale's casting.

The announcement was released on Twitter and then later confirmed by Mohale who had screenshotted the tweet and posted it on his Instagram story.

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. Many argued that Mohale was taking away opportunities for unknown performers and that he'd only gotten the part because of his connections through his famous husband.

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