- Isibaya crew and cast have bid farewell to one of their talented and senior actors, Siyabonga Thwala
- Siyabonga, who portrayed the character of Mpiyakhe Zungu, had been with the popular telenovela for the past eight years
- Isibaya held a small farewell party for Siyabonga after he shot his final scene on the show
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Isibaya's cast and crew recently bid farewell to one of their senior actors, Siyabonga Thwala. The star had been with the popular telenovela for the past eight years. The crew and cast said their goodbyes to Siyabonga after he shot his final scene.
Isibaya held a small farewell party for the veteran actor. The production team also said a few words on behalf of the show. Siyabonga played the character of Mpiyakhe Zungu on the telenovela. Mzansi fell in love with the way he portrayed his role and his overall acting skills.
His exit will surely not go down well with the loyal viewers of the show who have been following his incredible journey for the past eight years.
Siyabonga thanked the producers of the soapie, Desiree Markgraaff and Angus Gibson, for giving him a lead role on the show. According to ZAlebs, Siyabonga said:
"Thank you for trusting me with this role. It’s been a great journey. We’ve had some challenges, but it was nothing personal, we were both trying to fix it and make it better. So, thank you, I hope our paths cross again."
The fans of Isibaya took to Twitter to applaud the talented thespian for slaying his scene on Tuesday night's episode. Check out some of their comments below:
"So guys his really leaving us like this?"
"There is no doubt that he's the best actor Isibaya has."
"He nailed it!"
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Skeem Saam actress Pebetsi Matlaila has mixed feelings about marriage. The star recently took to social media to share that she's been asking people about the pleasures of marriage. The star said their responses make her think twice about getting married.
Pebetsi, who plays the role of Mokgadi Maputla on the popular SABC 1 show, also revealed that her partner in real life has been asking her to marry him for a while. She's still undecided.
"The marriage counsellors will tell you oh no, nothing is to change from how you were when you were dating and to now. You can keep everything the same way. But botsisha a black person and they have nothing good to say about marriage."
The star told her fans in the video she shared on Instagram that she grew up in a Christian home believing that marriage was a "beautiful thing".
"But now I'm conflicted. I'm seriously waiting on that one person who's going to come with a beautiful story like you see in the movies that just makes me say, yes this is what I want to do."
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