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Emzini Wezinsizwa actor Vusi Thanda on his fear of death

2019-06-05 13:25
Vusi Thanda
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.

Ronald Mqwebu (Mkhize Khabazela) 2015

Shadrack Ngema (Magubane) 2015

Washington Sixolo (Jwara) 2017

Maxwell Mlilo (Ngconde) 2006

Nyembezi Kunene (Mchunu) 2016

Bafana Mlangeni (Sibeko) 2015

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