- Mzansi has shared their excitement after Showmax announced that Skeem Saam star Mbalenhle Mavimbela has bagged the leading role of Hlomu in The Wife
- Tweeps shared that they cannot wait to stream the new telenovela, which will start airing on 11 November
- The drama series is an adaptation of author Dudu Dube's popular romance novel titled, Hlomu The Wife
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Skeem Saam actress Mbalenhle Mavimbela has bagged a leading role in a new Showmax series, The Wife. The streaming platform announced the news on social media on Tuesday, 19 October.
Mbalenhle will portray the role of Hlomu in the new show. The stunner currently plays the character of Nothile in Skeem Saam. She is Lehasa's bae in the SABC 1 soapie. Former Uzalo actor Siyabonga Shibe and other popular actors such as Abdul Khoza and Zikhona Sodlaka are part of the star-studded cast of the show.
The new telenovela will premiere on 11 November. According to OkMzansi, it is an adaptation of author Dudu Dube's romance novel titled, Hlomu The Wife. Showmax took to Twitter to share an epic trailer of the series.
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People who have enjoyed reading the book shared that they cannot wait to watch the soapie. Check out some of their comments below:
"Mami is perfect. I've never seen her work but this lady gives me Hlomu."
"So excited about this. Saw the trailer and it’s fire."
"This is exciting. I’m happy with the cast and looking forward to watching."
"Love Hlomu! She’s close to what I had in mind when reading the book!"
"Hlomu is perfect."
Slindile Nodangala bags new role in Scandal
In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Slindile Nodangala has bagged a new role in Scandal!. The actress jumped ship just when Rhythm City was about to come to an end.
The star is popularly known in Mzansi as Mam Ruby, a role she portrayed in the now-defunct Generations. The veteran thespian's good news was shared on social media by entertainment commentator Phil Mphela.
Phil took to Twitter on Friday, 9 July to congratulate Slindile for bagging the role in the e.tv soapie. Phil wrote:
"CASTING NEWS: Slindile Nodangala joins Scandal. The former Generations star has joined the cast of the etv soapie. Congrats Slindile."