- Nelisiwe Sibiya and Mike Ndlangamandla both star on the e.tv show Durban Gen but were recently spotted looking cosier than a pair of friends
- Celebrity commentator Phil Mphela reported on the stars looking coupled-up while on holiday and sparking some romantic rumours of a relationship
- Durban Gen fans have started wondering whether there is merit to the rumour and whether or not the castmates are more than friends
Nelisiwe Sibiya and Mike Ndlangamandla have sparked some dating rumours after they were spotted looking cosy on holiday.
The two stars are regulars on the TV show Durban Gen and fans of the series were intrigued after a set of photos showing the pair looking like a couple gained traction online.
The set of pictures show both Mike and Nelisiwe chilling poolside and seeming a little closer together than friends would be comfortable with.
The photos were first posted by celebrity commentator Phil Mphela as part of his "SPOTTED" series, which posts Mzansi celebrities going about their business in everyday life.
The post was captioned:
"SPOTTED: Nelisiwe Sibiya & Mike Ndlangamandla. The @etv telenovela #DurbanGen stars were somewhere in Cape Town"
Many commenters had their theories, but most mentioned the fact that the saucy potential-relationship photos were the type of content that they were looking for on the internet:
@Kamva60163050: "I love this Phil. hope to see more of this type of content from our celebs"
@KeletsoMokone: "Yaasss Phil now this is the "Spotted" I signed up for etla ka tsona"
@Senziwe37431671: "Yaaaaas kinda content i want!!"
Check out the photos and the post below:
Briefly.co.za reported on the viewership of Durban Gen declining after losing hundreds of thousands of viewers after the month of November.
Popular e.tv series Durban Gen has lost 300 000 viewers after their episode that brought in 2 million viewers in November 2020.
The series is set in a township in Durban, where the Durban General public hospital is situated. The show hit the milestone of 2 million viewers a few months ago after only being on air for a period of two months.
The show stars Zuluboy, Bhekisizwe Mahlawe, Lihle Dhlomo and Meshack Mavuso to name a few.
According to entertainment blogger and television commentator Phil Mphela, the show has lost a huge number of viewers since the successful episode in 2020.
"The medical drama series peaked at 2 Million viewers in November but sadly dropped to 1,75-million for their most watched episode in December 2020," said Mphela.
A number of social media users took to Phil's comments to talk about why they think the show has lost so many viewers:
@_nhlanhla_ngubo said: "They should can it in my opinion. Reason being, I expected to see a lot of medical scenes and learn through the process like the show 'The Good Doctor’ but we have to know about Dr Zulu’s side chicks for half of the season."
@Luka_Marli commented: "I'm part of that 2 million. I thought it was gonna be more like Grey's. Medical cases plus a bit of drama. It's an entire Uzalo in a hospital setting."
@Amanda_Maps1 said: "They focus more on drama and dramatic scenes and forget that it's suppose to be a medical series."
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