- e.tv has cancelled its long-running daily drama Rhythm City
- Rhythm City will air its last episode on 16 July, 2021 after being on air for 13 years
- The viewers of the show have taken to social media to share their views on the latest development
Rhythm City has been cancelled after being on air for the past 13 years. The e.tv soapie will broadcast its final episode on 16 July, 2021.
Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela shared the sad news on Twitter on Friday afternoon, 20 November. The viewers of the show have also taken to the micro-blogging app to share their thoughts on the latest development. Phil wrote:
"TV: Rhythm City cancelled. Long-running daily drama is coming to an end after 13 years on TV. The show will air its last episode on 16 July 2021 at 7:00pm."
Channel 24 reports that another local drama will replace the show. According to a statement from the channel, the decision to decommission the show is part of a business strategy. Marlon Davids, managing director at e.tv, said:
"We want to extend our gratitude to the entire production staff, crew and cast for their incomparable craft."
The viewers of the soapie took to Twitter to share their opinions on e.tv's decision to cancel the show. Check out some of the comments from the viewers of the show below:
"Isidingo and now Rhythm City and I hear Muvhango might be next. In my opinion they are all really good productions. People are gonna lose jobs too."
"Please ask @etv why they thought cancelling Rhythm City was a good idea. They don't care mos, at this point."
"Rhythm City always brings fresh talent, this is so heartbreaking."
"Now that Rhythm City is being cancelled. Generations, Isibaya and The Queen need to recruit some folks because they will make a good addition to their teams."
"Eish! I'm sad because Rhythm City is the only show that's banging local music."
"Rhythm City though, no more Bra Kop, Fats & Suffo on my screens every weekday? Puleng yena? I'm so sad."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that Nomzamo Mbatha's younger brother Zamani has bagged a role on Rhythm City. Zamani will play the role of Suffocate's adoptive son Pule Ndlovu. Suffocate plays the leading role in the soapie.
Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela shared the news on Twitter on Monday, 16 November. Zamani made his debut on the soapie on Wednesday, 18 November. Tweeps have taken to social media to congratulate the talented Zamani on his new gig.
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