The death of Nomzamo Mbatha‘s character in Isibaya has left her and viewers emotional. The actress, who played Thandeka Zungu in Mzansi Magic’s telenovela, had viewers grabbing for their boxes of tissues after they witnessed their long-time fave being shot in Monday night’s episode.
With farewell messages such as “You’ll be sorely missed Thandeka”, viewers took to social media to bid the actress goodbye as she sets off to pursue a career overseas. Feeling the love from Mzansi, Nomzamo shared how much she was going to miss being on the telenovela and thanked everyone who was there during her journey.
— Isibaya Mzansi Magic (@IsibayaMzansi) March 2, 2020
“Nkosyam, I’m weeping at this unexpected and heartbreakingly beautiful surprise. Ngiyabonga to my friends, my family. What a journey. Thank you for raising and challenging me into becoming the performer that I am today. It’s not goodbye, it’s a see you later.”
I’m weeping at this unexpected & heartbreakingly beautiful surprise. Ngiyabonga to my friends… my family. What a journey. Thank you for raising & challenging me into becoming the performer that I am today. It’s not goodbye, it’s a see you later ❤️🕊 #ISIBAYA #Thandeka https://t.co/ojAK1PkwQJ
— Nomzamo Mbatha (@NomzamoMbatha) March 2, 2020
Actor Sdumo Mtshali, who played Nomzamo’s husband in the show, said he was going to miss acting beside her. He also thanked everyone who had been following their characters’ love story for the past eight years.
“He was a rebel without a cause; Her grandmother never allowed her to date. Now these two young actors are setting fire to the small screen with their romantic roles in #Isibaya .” Its been a journey. RIP Thandeka wethu. pic.twitter.com/wfgMLpU2UO
— Stoby Phakathi (@iamStoby) March 2, 2020
This 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/Tex1nkjGhM
— Abuti Ray j. 🇿🇦 (@BonganeRay) March 2, 2020
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