Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba played out one of the hottest and most talked about scenes in South Africa’s television history.
Remember The Wife’s hot s*x scene and want to know all the details that went into the shooting of the scene and whether or not Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba really did it? Here is everything you missed about The Wife’s viral episode.
Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba on The Wife
Khanyi Mbau made her debut in season two of The Wife which was based on Dudu Busani-Dube's blockbuster Hlomu series- Zandile The Resolute.
On The Wife, Khanyi played the role of Nkosana’s wife- Zandile, a role that she played so flawlessly it might as well have been written for her. Zandile returns to the family from serving a long jail term and she tries to find a place as the family’s matriarch.
Khanyi Mbau’s on-screen husband Nkosana is the eldest of the Zulu brothers and the head of the family since their parents died.
Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba’s s*x scene
Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba’s characters- Zandile and Nkosana acted out a very explicit s*x scene on the show, which was presented as Zandile’s memories.
Described by viewers as hot and very convincing, the racy episode went viral on social media and The Wife quickly trended with fans giving their two cents on the episode.
Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba’s performance on The Wife received positive feedback from fans who felt that their on-screen chemistry felt natural. One fan of the show pointed out that no actors could top Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba’s explicit scene in the near future.
Did Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba leave The Wife?
As the production of season 3 of The Wife is underway, it appears that viewers should expect lots of changes in the casting.
According to sources, several actors including Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba will not be returning for season three.
Other actors who are leaving the show include Zikhona Sandlaka who plays the role of Mandisa and Mbalenhle Mavimbele who plays the role of Hlomu.
While the producers of the show are yet to confirm the casting changes, fans have already protested the departure of some of the best actors and actresses on the show.
The third season of The Wife is scheduled for release in November 2022. The Showmax original series is based on Dudu Busani-Dube’s The Hlomu book series.
Khanyi Mbau's other roles
Besides her critically acclaimed role as Zandile on The Wife, Khanyi Mbau has appeared in dozens of productions in her long acting career which began decades ago.
Some of the popular series that Khanyi Mbau has been cast in include Soul City, Muvhango, SABC’s Mzansi, and Umlilo, just to name a few.
She has also played a number of roles in films including Happiness is a Four Letter Word and The Red Room.
Khanyi has also made her mark as a reality television star. She stars in her reality show- Mbau Reloaded and she was also cast in the 2022 Netflix Original reality show- Young, Rich & Famous.
Mondli Makhoba’s other roles
Like Khanyi Mbau, Mondli has also had a long career in the acting industry spanning over 20 years and he has been cast in some of the biggest shows and films including Umkhokha and Imbewu The Seed.
His role on The Wife is so far his biggest role yet and following his epic performance, the actor has already received some big offers and we can’t wait to see more of him on our screens.