Isibaya actor Zakhele Msibi who portrays the notorious character of Nkabinde, is returning back to the Mzansi Magic’s hit soapie.
The actor teased his return on Instagram after he posted a snap on set and captioned it “Sekunjalo” which loosely translates to “the time has come. As soon as he teased his return fans flooded his comments section with comments expressing their excitements about his return.
For the longest time, Zakhele has been on and off on our small screens and when he returns, we know that he is about to shake things up even more. Just recently, entertainment commentator Phil Mphela reported that Isibaya’s low viewership ratings may result in the show getting cancelled, so Nkabinde might be returning back to save it.
In a tweet, Phil reported, “Word is, the Mzansi Magic show’s fate is in limbo. Sources tell me that the show is on the brink and barring any change in fortunes it will be cancelled. The show’s cancellation has been the murmur since early this year.
There has been no official word on whether the show is next on the Mzansi Magic’s chopping block. In a statement to ZAlebs Nomsa Philiso, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net said,
‘’Every year before we recommission the great shows that are broadcast on Mzansi Magic, we conduct a review of all shows, using a variety of metrics as standard practice in the industry, to ensure the decision to renew contacts is well informed. The review is not exclusive to Isibaya and an announcement will be made in due course.’
Isibaya has won the hearts of many with its intriguing witchcraft storyline, involving Nkabinde. The manner in which he delivers his artistry continues to keep avid viewers of the show glued to their TV screens.
During his hiatus, Zakhele was seemingly focusing his energy more on his music career. The actor recently trended on social media after fake news of his own demise circulated, but he slammed the reports.
Another actor who is returning back to the show is Zinhle Mabena. The actress who is known for her devious character Sihle, has become a fan-favorite with her scheming ways and for being ruthless.
Confirming her return Zinhle recently said it is going to be an incredible journey “Thank You so much Phil… I’m so excited for everyone to see what Sihle has in store. It’s going to be such a lovely journey,” she tweeted.
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