- Lindiwe Ndlovu passed away earlier this week and Isono on BET revealed that they would not be recasting her role
- Lindiwe's role on Isono was a cameo, therefore the telenovela feels no need to recast her as she had shot all her scenes
- Fellow actors in the South African entertainment industry have shared tributes to the late actress
Actress Lindiwe Ndlovu passed away this week and questions have been raised about what is going to happen to her role on Isono. The telenovela has revealed that they will not be recasting her role.
Isono airs on the BET channel on DStv. Lindiwe's role on Isono was a cameo, so the telenovela says that they will not be recasting her. This is according to television commentator and entertainment blogger Phil Mphela.
"The producers of Isono, inform me that Ndlovu’s role was only a cameo and thus will not be recast as she had finished shooting all her scenes," said Mphela.
Tributes have been pouring in from the actress since the news of her passing. Her fellow Lockdown co-star Nomsa Buthelezi became emotional and shared a few painful truths about the industry following her death.
Veteran actor Menzi Ngubane who has played roles on Isibaya and Generations also paid tribute to Lindiwe after the painful news.
Lindiwe was a SAFTA winner and passed away in her home on Monday, 11 January 2021. She played a number of roles on television and was also a stage actress.
The official statement announcing her death by her agency did not reveal the cause of her untimely passing.
In other television news, Briefly.co.za reported that 'Isibaya' has come to an end after being on air for almost 8 years. One of Mzansi's most loved telenovelas, Isibaya has come to an end.
The show airs on Mzansi Magic every weekday at 20:30 but now the curtains have closed for the popular soapie. Isibaya is set to be replaced by a new production called Diepsloot.
According to a report by the Daily Sun, Isibaya was canned after the show failed to pull in the ratings that it did before. The show did not make the top 10 enough times to be renewed.
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