Imbewu: The Seed has replaced talented actor Nkanyiso Mchunu who played Nkululeko Bhengu with seasoned actor – Kay Sibiya.
Mchunu is the third actor to resign from the Durban-based show over payment disputes.
NKANYISO MCHUNU EXITS TELENOVELA
Fan-favourite actor Nkanyiso Mchunu – who is known for his role as Nkululeko Bhengu has left
Imbewu: The Seed has been replaced with T he Wife’s Kay Sibiya.
City Press revealed that Mchunu has stopped filming for the show this week.
The actor confirmed his exit on his Facebook page this past Friday (21 January)
I’d like to thank the production for the opportunity and platform to showcase what I can do. Thank you to everyone who supported me throughout this journey.”
The popular actor told the publication that he is working on something, but couldn’t divulge more information.
Sources from the telenovela revealed that Mchunu butted heads with the production team over salary negotiations.
‘ IMBEWU: THE SEED’ CONFIRMS HIS EXIT
Sources from Imbewu: The Seed also revealed that Nkanyiso Mchunu complained about being overworked and demanded more money since he was lead.
The show’s spokesperson Thapelo Ramatsui confirmed that he’d exited the show following a disagreement with GrapeVine Productions.
“He’s no longer part of the show. He disagreed with production.”
“We’re not yet equipped with the full details of what happened, but we’ll communicate as soon as we are,” said Ramatsui.
KAY SIBIYA TO PLAY THE ROLE OF NKULULEKO BHENGU
The publication states that Imbewu: The Seed will replace Mchunu with The Wife actor Kay Sibiya.
Sibiya currently plays the role of Sandile in the Showmax telenovela alongside Mbali Mavimbela (Hlomu Zulu).
Mchunu is leaving the show just two months after Muzi Mthabela left the show to join Generations: The Legacy .
Other actors who’ve recently left the show include actresses Phindile Gwala-Ngadu and Buhle Samuels.
Buhle Samuels reportedly left the show after disagreements over her character’s (Zandile) storyline.
Former Muvhango actress Buhle Samuels was replaced with Lithapo actress Angela Sithole.
Actors Fundiswa Zwane who played the first KaMandonsela and Tony Kgoroge who played Ngcolosi also left the show over salary disputes.