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Twitter questions why Brutus was not nominated for a Mzansi Magic award?

15 August 2018 - 08:51 By Kyle Zeeman
Actor Themba Ndaba plays the role of Brutus on 'The Queen'.
Actor Themba Ndaba plays the role of Brutus on 'The Queen'.
Image: Via YouTube/ The Queen

Twitter was left shooketh after it emerged that the nation's favourite malume, Brutus did not make the cut for the annual DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice awards nominees, which was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Social media was set ablaze as fans questioned why The Queen actor, Themba Ndaba, who plays the hugely popular character of Brutus did not feature on the list. 

Themba who walked away with the best actor awards last year is known for setting the internet on fire with his performance as Brutus.

Nominees for the best actor category include Warren Masemola, Hamilton Dlamini, Mduduzi Mabaso, Masoja Msiza, and Khulu Skenjana.

Over on the Twitter streets, fans were calling for Themba to be given a shot at a second award in two years. Like, malume has been going through the most from fighting crocodiles and surviving poison to meeting Jesus.

Quarter to starting a petition, fans made their feelings known through tweets and memes.

Malume was also excluded from the Personality of the Year category, which will be contested by Nomzamo Mbatha, Somizi, Penny Penny, Bonang and Kagiso Rabada.

Fellow fan favourite Petronella (played by actress Thembsie Matu) was nominated in the Favourite Actress category and is no doubt one of the favorites in a strong category that also includes Rami Chuene, Linda Sebezo and Moshidi Motshegwa.

Omunye hitmakers Distruction Boyz led the nominees list with an impressive three nods; for Song of the Year, Favourite Rising Star and Favourite Music Artist/Group.

Prince Kaybee and Kagiso Rabada both raked in two nominations. Prince Kaybee is nominated in the Song of the Year and Favourite DJ categories, while Kagiso appears in the Favourite Sports Personality of the Year and Favourite Personality of the Year lists.