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The Wife': Inside Khanyi Mbau, Zikhona Sodlaka, Mondli Makhaba's exits

27/06/2022

The Wife': Inside Khanyi Mbau, Zikhona Sodlaka, Mondli Makhaba's exitsKhanyi Mbau, Zikhona Sodlaka, Mondli Makhoba and Mbali Mavimbela who played Hlomu, Zandile, Mandisa, Nkosana won't join The Wife' season 3.

by Rae Seleme

27-06-2022 10:41

in Entertainment

Khanyi Mbau, Zikhona Sodlaka and more stars leave The Wife'. Images via Twitter @PhilMphela

Viewers of The Wife are devastated that leading actors Khanyi Mbau, Zikhona Sodlaka, Mbali Mavimbela, and Mondli Makhoba, who played the characters of Zandile, Mandisa, Hlomu, and Nkosana Zulu respectively have exited the Showmax telenovela.

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STATEMENT: #TheWifeShowmax confirms Season 3 of the hit show will premiere in November 2022 on @ShowmaxOnline #KgopoloReports pic.twitter.com/p47y5RIERI

Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) June 26, 2022

ACTORS EXITING SEASON THREE Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela first surprised viewers of The Wife when he announced actress Mbali Mavimbela, who played the leading role of Hlomu Zulu exited the show last week and also revealed the departures of Khanyi Mbau who played Zandile, Zikhona Sodlaka who played Mandisa and Mondli Makhoba who played Nkosana Zulu.

Fans of the show believe seasoned actress Mbali Mavimbela, who played Hlomu Zulu is pregnant as Mphela revealed that she will be replaced and her role is still relevant in the upcoming season unlike the roles of Mbau, Sodlaka, and Makhoba.

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Readers of the book series were not surprised by the departures of Mbau and Makhoba as their characters, who are husband and wife in the show travel a lot in season three. In contrast, others predict Makhoba is shooting Ishaka Illembe.

Audiences also expected Sodlaka to not be part of season three as her character commits suicide in season three of the book series.

ALSO READ: The Wife' fans tip Enhle Mbali as Mbali Mavimbela's replacement

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CASTING NEWS:

Mondli Makhoba leaving #TheWife

After playing Bhuti-omdala Nkosana Zulu in the hit Showmax telenovela for 2 seasons, the actor will not be returning to the show for the upcoming third season. #KgopoloReports pic.twitter.com/3eDZdL4jjt

Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) June 26, 2022

THE WIFE' FANS REACTIONS @NOBEVU:

It's evident now that there's some disagreement between the actors and production. How sad, the show will definitely lose viewers.

@PabaleloMosima:

Phil, etswa Ka taba please. Dintshang Daar? Why are the people not returning? With Mbali, I had concluded it may be because she is with a child. But now this?

@MalevuMandisa:

That's the saddest part in all this was really looking forward to their beautiful love story, perfectly backed up by their tight Zulu family. Now it just seems like it will be a mess.

@MightyZama:

Seems like the whole cast is leaving. This is telling that something is seriously wrong behind the scenes.

ALSO READ:Heavily Pregnant?: Actress Mbali Mavimbela exits The Wife' as Hlomu

TV: Zikhona Sodlaka leaving #TheWife

Prolific actress, who won Mzansi tv viewers' hearts playing the loveable Mandisa , will not be returning for the new seasons.

Production on Season 3 of #TheWifeShowmax starts in August and expected to TX in November. #KgopoloReports pic.twitter.com/WtbQnpdQYt

Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) June 26, 2022

ALSO READ: Will Hlomu unsleep with Qhawe?': The Wife' season 3 to reflect the book

TV:

Khanyi Mbau is bowing out of #TheWife

You must have expected after my previous exit report

Yeah Ms Mbau will not make the third season lead pack list on the show. #KgopoloReports pic.twitter.com/XoLMgKct1D

Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) June 26, 2022

TV: Hlomu to be replaced.

As I reported izolo, actress Mbali Mavimbela has left #TheWifeShowmax.

For the upcoming season 3 of the show, a new actress will be cast to play the character. #KgopoloReports pic.twitter.com/zolw37Hdw0

Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) June 23, 2022

Is there something brewing behind the scenes that you are not telling us, these are the main characters leaving

Sasa (@Shamase_Sasa) June 26, 2022

Mondli must be shooting "Shaka Ilembe" thats why he won t be returning i guess.

Dr. Andile Zwinani (@drzwinani) June 26, 2022

What is happening?? Everyone is leaving pic.twitter.com/ItgW0dO1p0

Siyathanda33 (@Boohle567r) June 26, 2022

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