Vatiswa joins Muvhango

2018-03-29 11:42

AWARD-winning veteran actress Vatiswa Ndara is joining the SABC2 soapie, Muvhango. She will appear on our screens on 29 March playing a businesswoman who goes by the name of Moliehi Zikalala.


Her character is described as feisty and will spice things up on Muvhango. Most of the characters that Vatiswa plays are villains and viewers love to hate them. In an earlier interview with Move!, Vatiswa revealed that playing these roles is not as easy as she makes it out to be. It takes a lot of hardwork, dedication and skill to make the characters believable. Speaking to a daily newspaper, Muvhango publicist Amanda Ngudla was quoted as saying, “It’s going to be lit. Vatiswa is one of our best characters by far.” It seems Vatiswa is not the only new actor that will join the soapie. “We have a few characters but watch this space. The best is yet to come,” Amanda added but kept her cards very close to her chest. When Move! contacted Muvhango, they refused to grant any interviews. However Muvhango public relations officer, Minnie Jojo, let slip that Vatiswa’s joining the soapie isn’t supposed to be out there despite the fact that Amanda has already revealed the news.


Vatiswa is mindful of the fact that she is one of South Africa’s favourite actresses and seems to be on every television channel. But she doesn’t like it when people say they are tired of the same old faces and that they must give other people a chance. This was recently a heated debate on social media referred to as, Open The Industry. “I hate that line. Can I tell you why? There was this whole thing about opening up the industry; it’s not at all easy for actors. So if you see me in one show, which was probably shot last year and then you see me in something now, we’ve probably shot that over a month,” Vatiswa told Gareth Cliff on CliffCentral.


The new line-up of actors comes after an exodus of Muvhango actors such as Lesley Musina, Buhle Samuels and Phindile Gwala to name a few. The notable one being the long-standing actress Sindi Dlathu. “After 20 years I’ve decided to give the Thandaza character a break in order for me to grow as an artist, explore new opportunities and discover what I can do as an actress and as a human being,” she said. According to TimesLive, her TV husband Brian Temba, best known by his character name Ranthomeng, is also leaving the soapie. However, he still has a whole year to shoot his scenes. “Yes, I am leaving Muvhango but I don’t want to speak about it now because I still have about a year until I shoot my final scenes. I am here for a long time,” he told the online newspaper

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