Vusi Thanda. (photo: Vusi Thanda facebook)
Vusi Thanda was a household name in the 90s
thanks to his character Tshawe on local comedy show Emzini Wezinsiwa that
looked at the lives of men living in a hostel.
Over the years one by one some members of
the cast have been passed on because of various reasons. And only three of the
main cast remain such as Vusi, Jerry Pele who played Mofokeng and Jabulani
Nkosi portraying Chirwali.
Vusi who in recent times he has been
portraying Mzoxolo on Mzansi Magic’s The Queen opened up to Skhumba and Ndumiso
on Kaya FM’s Good Friday
breakfast show during an interview that he was scared of dying.
“It’s scary. Every moment you hear ‘boom’
next to you, it’s like being in a war. You look and see a person you’ve been
close with for years,” he said.
He confided that whenever he starts to get
sick the feeling lingers and anxiety gets the better of him.
“Every time someone from Emzini Wezinsizwa
dies, I’m scared to even have flu. I don’t even want a painful knee. It’s very
scary. You think who is next now? I’m saying this will respect because it’s not
nice when people die,” he told Skhumba and Ndumiso.
Cast members of the show have been passing
away one after the other. Here are the actors who have passed on.