Gqeberha: The Empire fans took to social media this week to respond to actor Mbulelo Grootboom’s departure as Luzuko.
TVSA confirms that actor Mbulelo Grootboom, who plays the role of Luzuko Mxenge has exited Gqeberha: The Empire.
Monday, 11 December teaser reads: “Hlumelo decides to let Zimkhitha bury her kids. Thulani finds it hard to accept his father’s death.”
The Gqeberha: The Empire December teasers also reveal that Zimkhitha will bury her children, Mpilo and Fundiswa as well as her husband, Luzuko.
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Thursday, 14 December teaser reads: “Luzuko, Mpilo and Fundiswa are laid to rest. Hlumelo makes it known, at the funeral service, that he will avenge his brother’s death. Msimelelo finds it hard to reconcile with his friend’s death.”
Vewers of the Mzansi Magic telenovela Gqeberha: The Empire have applauded the show for getting rid of Grootboom’s character as they weren’t pleased with his delivery as multi-millionaire Luzuko Mxenge.
Fans also acknowledge, while Grootboom has been a great actor on other shows, the role of Luzuko was not meant for him.