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Ndaba won the favourite actor award at the DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards
two months ago, it came as no surprise. In his ris role as Brutus Khoza on The
Queen, he has viewers glued to the screens every weekday night.
Themba Ndaba keeps us watching The Queen.
Brutus hardly flinched while being cross-examined in court. Instead, he
made everyone laugh by exposing Vuyiswa’s sperm-seeking secret. He also danced
when asked if he was a traditional man.
Brutus always says the funniest things. His unexpected words,
mispronunciations and hilarious nicknames keep viewers listening attentively
whenever he speaks. Remember the time he pronounced Coco Chanel as Qoqo Chanel?
And we’ll never forget how he refers to his nephew, Kagiso, as Sgaqa-gaqa.
Whenever Brutus explains something, he does so in the most dramatic way.
Whether it’s dancing, enactment or using very dramatic idioms, Uncle Brutus’
storytelling is never dull.
Although Brutus is bold when throwing insults, he’s definitely not the
bravest Khoza. The episode in which Gracious Mabuza (Rami Chuene) chased after
him with a gun saw Brutus running and screaming for his life. The insults he
kept delivering, despite being terrified, had everyone in stitches.
Adamant Brutus is set on speaking isiZulu, even in the presence of white
people. He stubbornly continues in isiZulu, with no care for who might be
around. It’s especially funny when he tries to flirt with the family lawyer,
Stein, who he calls Stina in isiZulu.