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Thembi Seete is expecting her first baby at 40!

Thembi Seete pregnant

Singer and presenter Thembi Seete is pregnant with her first child. According to Sunday World, a source revealed that media personality Thembi had been trying to hide her baby bump and is preparing for the new role as a mother.

Rumours about her pregnancy have been spreading for weeks and were further fuelled after she attended an event where she was unveiled as the new face of Pond’s Age Miracle range.

Thembi wore a red Gert-Johan Coetzee dress and eyewitnesses who were there said her baby bump was clearly visible.

“She tried to hide it but there was no way you could miss the bump at some points‚” said one source.

Seete told Drum Magazine that she would not confirm or deny the rumours.

“In my culture we don’t share information about the baby until it is born. The time will come when I am ready to share‚ but for now‚ let’s just say 2018 is going to be an eventful year for me.”

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Shocking Easy Money Finale Promises Blood

Easy Money Finale etv’s nailbiting drama Easy Money comes to a thrilling conclusion on Tuesday 27 February as Mr Eddy attempts to wipe out Khosi completely.

Easy Money is a universal story of how easy it is to lose your moral compass and compromise your integrity when faced with the promise of a quick financial win – and proves there’s no such thing as ‘easy money’.

Mr Eddy presents himself as a legal attorney overseeing Pharaoh Investments. His soft-spoken nature hides a ruthless side – when confronted, he’ll remove any threat to his business without a second thought.Time is running out for Khosi, a strong, resilient woman who has her heart in the right place – but greed got the better of her as she was lured into a pyramid scheme after her family landed in debt. The appeal of easy money and promises to solve all her financial struggles blind her to the dangers of the world she’s playing in – and the reality is that she has helped steal the savings of people in her community. 

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Sandy Mokwena’s tombstone cost around R100k

Scandal! actor Sandy Mokwena aka Bra Eddie passes away

According to reports from TshisaLIVE, a tombstone to represent Scandal! actor Sandy Mokwena’s contribution to the community was unveiled shortly after his death late last month, with its creators claiming it cost around R100,000

A large granite slab rises from the ground to meet a oval tombstone with the actor’s face on it. The granite slab bears two massive initials and the oval stone is surrounded by three pillars holding up a banner bearing his surname. A Sotho clan praise poem is also engraved on the stone.

Sandy Mokwena tombstone

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Skeem Saam’s Charles Maja chased at the mall

Charles Maja skeem saam

Charles Maja who plays as Big Boy Mabitsela on Skeem Saam had to be escorted to his car by the police. This comes after people chased him down an corridor at the mall.

Charles told Drum magazine that he was at a shopping centre near his house in Ga-Maja in Polokwane when he was accosted by fans who were upset about how his character treats his son on the show.

“I ran into the store and the shop assistants phoned the police to escort me to my car,” – said.

Maja’s character is an alcoholic on the show and often gets flak for the way he treats his son Leshole Mabitsela, played by Thabo Mkhabela.

Charles Maja Big Boy skeem saam

Charles’ career in entertainment includes roles he had in Thobela FM’s dramas. He was also part of the ‘kebona boloi’ crew back in 1997 SABC drama which was exposing wrong beliefs within the African communities

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Andisiwe Dweba aka Getty from Generations: The Legacy leaves the show

Andisiwe Dweba aka Getty from Generations

Eastern Cape born actress Andisiwe Dweba who is popularly known as Gertrude “Getty” Diale on Generations: The Legacy is set to leave the show.

Generations The Legacy creator Mfundi Vundla revealed few weeks back that Namhla and Getty characters will be written off because he has exhausted their characters.

Mfundi said “we did not expel Andisiwe and Thuli, but we had come to the conclusion that there was nothing more we could do with their characters. And if you don’t have a good storyline you are forced to let sometimes let some people go.”

According to reports, Vundla also announced that he was in search of new characters.

“We have had auditions with new talent to help us find out who is available in the industry. There have been great people who we’d like on the show and we will be creating new characters for them.”

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Details on Uzalo’s hour-long TV special this past Friday

Distruction Boyz and Zodwa Wabantu on Uzalo

South Africa’s most-watched soapie Uzalo aired a one-hour TV special this past Friday.

The main plotline for the episode revolved around the funeral ceremony of the late characters MaNzunza (Leleti Khumalo) and Smangele (Sihle Ndaba).

The hour-long episode was filmed a month ago on 16 January 2018 to air a special TV for the killed off characters of MaNzuza and Smangele, who were both murdered.

According to reports, Leleti Khumalo quit the Uzalo for more money and Sihle Ndaba got fired.

Former fan-favourites such as Mkhonto (Bonga Dlamini), Advocate Zulu (Luthuli Dlamini), Sibahle (Londeka Mlaba) and Mumsy (Nomcebo Gumede) returned on Friday just for the episode.

Uzalo Leleti Khumalo funeral

Emotional scenes were filmed on the Newlands sound stage in Durban where the Stained Glass TV production roped in guest stars like the current Durban mayor Zandile Gumede, who made an appearance as a community representative.

Gospel sensation Hlengiwe Mhlaba delivered some rendition of soothing gospel melodies.

According to the producers the “the funeral service is a send-off that no-one expected will happen. People have to hold on to their faith, some on their weapons, to make sure that they stay alive and breathing”.

Famous faces included Babes Wodumo, Mampintsha, Tzozo, The Legacy, Selbeyonce, Zodwa Wabantu, Distruction Boyz and Dumi Mkostad also made appearances.

Image Courtesy: SowetanLIVE

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etv premieres a ground-breaking new local daily drama, Imbewu: The Seed

Imbewu The Seed comes to etv premieres a ground-breaking new local daily drama, Imbewu: The Seed, in April 2018. In a modern society which worships wealth and rewards ruthless acts of power, the Bhengu family must live in the shadow of a potent secret stemming from ancient traditional practice.

One side of the Bhengu family has been keeping a secret from the other for many years, with treachery and tumult never more than a step away. Brothers Zimele and Phakade are both honorable men, but one will feel betrayed when he learns of a deep secret that could leave a stain on the legacy he hopes to leave for his four children. The potential fallout is certain to provoke controversial questions about values and legacies, relevant to all South African cultures.

The show features a host of new local talent, alongside icons Leleti Khumalo and Thembi Mtshali-Jones.
One of the families central to the plot of the shows is the Bhengu family, comprising Mazulu (Leleti Khumalo); MaNdlovu (Thembi Mtshali-Jones); Ngcolosi (Mpumelelo Bhulose); Zithulele (Rafael Griffiths); KaMandosela (Fundiswa Zwane) and Kanyo (Nqobile Ndlovu) The family also features Vuyokazi Tshona as Buhle, Nokubonga Khuzwayo as Zakhithi, Xolani Mfeka as Nganono, Sandile Dlamini as Phakade and Nokwanda Khuzwayo as Futhi.

The world of Imbewu: The Seed is a reflection of the unique interaction between rural and urban lifestyles in South Africa. It will also showcase the struggles and conflicts between home and corporate settings and the emotional tension created by the economic gap between the haves and have-nots. The Bhengu family is more a reflection of many of South Africans.
Molefe Lebone, The Executive Producer, says that is committed to exposing new talent in quality local shows. “Imbewu: The Seed features new talent from KwaZulu-Natal that we know will make an impact on our television screens,” he says. “The move to have these fresh faces share the screen with iconic industry veterans is one which assures the future of South Africa’s acting talent pool”.

Imbewu: The Seed is produced by Grapevine Productions, which is a joint venture between Anant Singh’s Videovision Entertainment, Duma Ndlovu’s Word Of Mouth Pictures and Luyks Productions.

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Rhythm City actress Samkelo Ndlovu welcomes her baby girl

Rhythm City actress Samkelo Ndlovu

Actress Samkelo Ndlovu who recently has been playing a role of a pregnant women in Rhythm City has welcomed her baby girl.

The actress shared the news with her followers on social media that her bundle of joy is finally here.

“I’m so in love. Smitten. I never thought I could ever feel so much love for one person. I’m so thankful. The BEST Valentine’s gift ever,” she said

Samkelo has not revealed the name or shared pictures of the baby yet.

“They had her in the nursery for a mere 20minites so I could get some rest, I woke up 10minutes later and asked the nurse to bring her back🙈 I missed her already,” – she tweeted.

Bonnie Mbuli tweeted “Welcome Zuri,you are the one we’ve been waiting for,the earth has been groaning in anticipation of your arrival.”

Congratulations Samkelo 🙂

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Skeem Saam’s Skhumbuzo Mbatha joins Capricorn FM

Skhumbuzo Mbatha joins Capricorn FM

Actor and radio personality Skhumbuzo Mbatha, known for his popular character Meneer Manaka on SABC1 drama Skeem Saam, has left Thobela FM to return to Capricorn FM.

According to TshisaLIVE, Skhumbuzo started his radio career at Capricorn when the station was still known as Radio 1512, but later left to join Thobela FM.

The star has been juggling acting with his radio show on Thobela FM for several years, but will leave the station later this month to rejoin Capricorn FM from the 1st of March 2018.

Skhumbuzo Mbatha told Daily Sun that he left the station to pursue other ventures and when asked about his departure on social media, told fans “what matters now is that I am back and happy!”

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Thabo Mkhabela aka Leshole speaks about his Skeem Saam’s role

Thabo Mkhabela aka Leshole Skeem Saam

Actor Thabo Mkhabela has impressed South Africa with his role as Leshole Mabitsela on popular SABC1 soapie Skeem Saam.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Thabo told the publication that when people meet him on the street they think he is Leshole. They treat him as if he is Leshole.

“People think they own me. They tell me to jump but forget that I am a real person. I don’t mind it much because I love the role.” –  Thabo Mkhabela said.

He recounted a time when his character pretended to be someone else online, a practice called catfishing, and he was reprimanded for it by fans in real life.

“They would come to me and shout at me. They would tell me how to behave and tell me what I was doing wasn’t right. They don’t mean harm, they are just excited. But something needs to be done to educate people. They need to know what happens on TV isn’t real.”

Thabo believed the role has set him apart and made sure he will always be remembered in TV folklore for his character in the same way Connie Ferguson will always be known as Karabo Moroka.

He further added “I don’t like thinking about the future too much but I think I will always be Leshole. The character will stick with me for the rest of my life, long after I have left Skeem Saam. Something like Karabo. People just like him so much.”

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