- Siyabonga Shibe penned a heartfelt farewell post when he officially left Uzalo
- Siyabonga played the role of Qhabanga, aka Pastor Mtungwa on the SABC 1 telenovela
- Siyabonga, who has filmed his last scene, shared that he enjoyed every moment of Uzalo
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Siyabonga Shibe has officially left Uzalo. The actor recently penned a heartfelt farewell post on social media after he filmed his last scene.
Siyabonga, who played the role of Qhabanga, aka Pastor Mtungwa on the popular telenovela, shared a clip of himself dancing while the cast and crew of Uzalo sang for him. The star captioned his post:
"What a great journey it has been with #uzalo_sabc1. I enjoyed every moment of this production."
Siyabonga shared that he had made friends with the crew and cast of the show. He said working with the cast has been a "gem of a fantastic experience".
"It has been my honour to share the screen and wear those shoes of every character we play together. We really make the script come to life, we'll work again."
He also thanked management and executives of the show for creating "much-needed employment" in the entertainment industry.
"I'm excited for the future and to go back to my family. They are awaiting for my arrival after a 4-year journey. I miss being at my house and doing house chores, taking care of my woman and son and rest for a few days. And back at it after. The future is bright. @uzalo_sabc1 I SHALL BE BACK."
The star's fans flooded his comment section on the photo-sharing app to share their reactions to his post. Check out some of their comments below:
"All the best with your future endeavours bhut' Sya."
"We're surely going to miss you but see you soon. Wow what a great actor bakithi."
"I love you very much Pastor Mtungwa. I love that legitimate part of a pastor (amen bazalwane) and a good husband to Gabi girl you have been. Thank you."
"Wow this is unexpected, what a great performer and character you have created on Uzalo, wishing you all the best in future and all prosperity. Gonna miss you so much on Uzalo. All the best for you sir."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that Pastor Mdletshe is set to make a comeback on . The popular SABC 1 telenovela announced on Wednesday, 21 October that veteran actor Glen Gabela, who portrays the character of Pastor Mdletshe, has already started filming.
In a short video that Uzalo shared on Instagram, Glen expressed that he's excited to be back on the most-watched Mzansi soapie. Glen said in the video:
"I am excited and I am on top of the world. It is a pleasure to be back. The welcome I received from the cast and crew was phenomenal."
Pastor Mdletshe will return to the show as Pastor Mbatha's rival. Mbatha is the current head minister of KwaMashu Kingdom Church.
Viewers of Uzalo shared mixed reactions to Glen's return but most of them were excited at the news that he's coming back.
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