‘This character does not belong to me’ — Bonko Khoza on The Wife’s Mqhele

14 November 2022 - 07:00
By Joy Mphande
Bonko Khoza asks fans to be more receptive towards the new actor playing Mqhele on Showmax's 'The Wife'.
Image: Instagram/ Bonko Khoza Bonko Khoza asks fans to be more receptive towards the new actor playing Mqhele on Showmax's 'The Wife'.

While Wiseman Mncube's debut on Showmax's The Wife got mixed reviews after it's premiere on November 10, Bonko Khoza has lauded him for his performance, asking fans to adapt to the show's changes.

Former Uzalo star Wiseman replaced Bonko Khoza as Mqhele on Season 3 of the series.

Bonko took to his Twitter timeline reacting to the critics suggesting that he played the role better.

I pray one day the audience and the creators can be on the same page because there’s a real disconnect between what happens behind the scenes and what the public sees. This character does not belong to me.

“It belongs to Sis Dudu and Showmax. Meaning it can be played by whoever they see fit. As for me I did my fair share. And now it’s time to give other actors a chance on the same big platform that I got given a chance,” he wrote.

Bonko added the audience should loosen up and give Wiseman a chance.

“Once we as an audience can tap into this idea of creativity and collaboration instead of being entitled to actors' lives, you’ll enjoy the art of what we’re actually doing so much more, I promise you. Much love.”

In another post, Bonko congratulated Wiseman singing his praises.

“Khuphuka Mncube! Khambule, Mzilankatha, Msuthu, Mncube onsundu ngezinyawo zakho, Wen'oyithath'iNkosi uyibek'enhlabelweni. Congratulations brother! You are truly SA TV Royalty.”

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