'Show Must Go On' As The Wife Nears It's End

'Mqoqi' on his role on the drama series

By  | Jan 29, 2023, 05:29 PM  | Thulane Shange  | Drama

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Showmax's original series The Wife nears it's end in productions and Thulane Shange expressed his sadness in an interview with City Press.

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Thulane Shange plays the troublesome Mqoqi Zulu on the record-breaking Showmax series. He recently spoke about his character and the relationships they formed with each other as cast members.

“When it started, we were just cast members, but now we are a family and each one of us brings something different to the others. The funny part is that I am not even close to my biological brothers, but I am so close to the cast because I spend most of my time with them at work, and, when I have issues, they see them before everyone else because we are close and we are always together,” he told the blog.

“I am close to all of the brothers in different respects. I know that when I want to talk about traditional things, Bhut’ Omdala is the one to go to because he is very supportive when it comes to those things. When I want to talk about hustling, I go to Wiseman or Sipho, because we speak the same language in terms of age and other things," he added.

Thulane then adds, “I have learnt to tell different stories and I have learnt to work with people because, at work, we are brothers, we are united, and I have learnt the meaning of family. We have found a family in each other as brothers.”

On how he got the role, Shange explained that he sent his audition tape for Durban Gen.

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Viewers expressed sadness when Nqoba Zulu got murdered, because it saw the exit of the talented Abdul Khoza. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has shown me love and overwhelming support on The Wife. I will always love you, but I would also like to apologize to those who are hurt by my departure," he wrote.

"Unfortunately no actor writes their own character story, so please understand that I cannot change or influence any show to keep any of my characters once they have written their story," he continued.

Thulane is not the only cast member to be in good terms with the others. Zikhona Sodlaka who played Mandisa spoke so fondly of the others. 

”We laughed, cried, brainstormed, fought, and committed. So thank you. Thank you to the cast – Mbalenhle Mavimbela, Khanyi Mbau, and the new additions to this season.”

“I had taken the role knowing that this is the character that dies in the first season. This is something that we knew from the word go as she also kills herself, even in the book. But because viewers loved her so much we had to keep her and in deciding to keep her, the writers explored what we could do with her, and the results were just pure magic!” she says.

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