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Actor Nay Maps (Siphamandla Mthembu) not leaving ‘Umkhokha: The Curse’

The production company producing Umkhokha: The Curse, Rhythm World reveals actor Nay Maps, who portrays the character of Siphamandla Mthembu has not been written out of the Mzansi Magic telenovela.

Entertainment commentator, Phil Mphela reports that the former Uzalo star Nay Maps is still shooting with Umkhokha: The Curse.

Mphela tweeted on Friday, 5 January: “To those who’ve been sending questions about Nay Maps leaving the show, I have received confirmation that the actor is still with the show.”

Nay Maps

“Rhythm World, the production company producing the show, has confirmed that the actor is still shooting the show. I can’t give more details as that will be disrespectful to the show as a spoiler, but you will be seeing the actor for a while this year, at least.”

Rumours of Maps’ departure from the show began when his pastoral character, Siphamandla Mthembu disappeared and never returned from “ritual mountain”.

Nay Maps

The TVSA Umkhokha: The Curse Thursday, 4 January teaser reads: “Umkhululi has not returned. Fear and hope run side by side when Siphamandla doesn’t come down from the mountain.”

The Friday, 5 January teaser also reveals that his late father will take him away: “Mthembu takes Siphamandla away from this world.”


In other news – Joy for Muvhango viewers as Sydney Ramakuwela (Mulalo) & Buhle Samuels (Matshidiso) reportedly return

Muvhango fans took to social media on Thursday to celebrate the return of Mulalo and Matshidiso in the SABC2 soapie.

Sydney Ramakuwela (Mulalo) & Buhle Samuels (Matshidiso)

Entertainment commentator Phi Mphela reports that fan-favourite actors Buhle Samuels and Sydney Ramakuwela, who played Matshidiso and Mulalo have returned to the soapie. “Buhle Samuels returns to Muvhango. Buhle returns to the SABC soapie as the seductress Matshidiso. Read More

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