Sdumo Mtshali Pays A Moving Tribute To Isibaya

His journey on the show has finally come to an end

By  | Feb 09, 2021, 11:42 AM  | Sdumo Mtshali  | Top of the

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Multi-award winning and celebrated actor Sdumo Mtshali, has penned a moving tribute to Isibaya after a fruitful 8 years of Sibusiso Ndlovu.

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All things pertaining to his character came to an end when he shot his last scene on the show recently, and he took to social media to share a video of him on set with the crew bidding farewell to him.

Angus Gibson who is the producer of the show, said Sdumo was god-given to them after they had struggled to find a replacement for a previous actor who portrayed Sdumo's character. He thanked him for his contribution to the growth of the and wished him all the best in his future endeavors.

"8 years of Growth. 8 seasons of Gratitude. To the cast and crew of Isibaya, thank you. No amount of Thank You’s could ever express the depth of my gratitude for each and everyone of you. For those that don’t know the back story of how I got blessed with the opportunity to play Sbusiso Ndlovu... 3 words; Trust The Process,
" reads Sdumo's post.

The actor decided to bid farewell to the show by posting a collage of pictures
taken during his stint on the show and penned a moving message, thanking the cast and crew for this beautiful ride.

"What a beautiful 8 years on Isibaya with you. Thank you for so many beautiful scenes and memories, for sharing your talent and being so joyful. You have been such a delight to watch on screen, to talk to and work with. You are a gentleman, a professional and an amazing talent. I have loved Sbu deeply, who this character is in his essence. He has been so important for SA TV, too much negative representation of young back men in the world, Sbu represented a young man making his own journey, staying true to his own values and integrity, trying to break free from the shackles of past, but still respecting his roots and culture, hardworking, fueled by ambition, wanting to build a decent life and family. He has remained a man of integrity no matter what. And I have loved and admired how you took the character off the page and sculpted him to be such a strong person that everyone loved."

He also showed love to her ex-TV wife Nomzamo Mbatha by writing a heartfelt message to her.

"We felt all your love for Thandeka, we wanted you to win her and win at life, we celebrated you when you did, we cried with you when you lost her. Oh my god, what performances you have given SA viewers on Isibaya. Thank you for loving Sbu and Isibaya and showing your heart in so many scenes. It has been amazing to watch you grow. And I am so excited to see you explore something new. I know you are going to be amazing in it and will be a big name in SA Entertainment for the next few decades. All my love and best wishes to you Sdumo. Thank you ❤️ Thank you for this message,"

A few months ago the rumour mill was on overdrive that Isibaya was skating on thin ice but later it came to the masses' attention that the show was canned due to a dramatic decline in viewership.

Although Sdumo has left Isibaya, the good homie is booked and busy as he recently landed a new role in an upcoming SABC3 telenovela, The Estate.

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