The Wife: Meet The New Mqhele

The Showmax telenovela has found Bonko Khoza's replacement

By  | Aug 20, 2022, 03:01 PM  | Wiseman Mncube  | Top of The

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Stained Glass, the production company behind Showmax's hit telenovela The Wife, recently bid farewell to one of its much-loved characters Bonko Khoza.

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Bonko played the villainous, but charming Mqhele Zulu who falls in love with Hlomu. The actor left the show after two successful seasons. Although it will be a hard pill to swallow for avid watchers of the show to let go of Bonko's picture as Mqhele life goes on and, reports are emerging that the show has found his replacement.

According to Phil Mphela's Entertainment Alert, Uzalo actor Wiseman Mncube is replacing Bonko Khoza as Mqhele. "We have it on good authority and can reveal that Wiseman Mnucbe best known for playing the lead in the Mzansi Magic series eHostela is taking over the role of Mqhele Zulu," reports Entertainment Alert.
Wiseman has starred in numerous shows such as Gold Diggers, Uzalo, and Generations. There are sure to be fireworks in the new season of The Wife as viewers recently complained that the storyline was not following the book. According to Khanyi Mbau they took note of viewers concerns.

Confirming Bonko's departure from the show, Stained Glass Production said “We know fans are going to find it hard to let go of their picture of Mqhele as Bonko, just as they found it hard, when he was first cast, to let go of the bug-eyed Mqhele they had pictured from the book,” said series producer Kamogelo Aphane.

She continued “But The Wife has shown that when you go looking for new talent in South Africa, you find it. So we encourage the 5am club to open up their hearts to the next Mqhele, and help us continue to open up the industry."

Bonko said it has amazing Mqhele for two seasons. “Having had the privilege to play Mqhele Zulu for two seasons, I realize I’ve taken the character as far as I can,” said Bonko.

He continued “I’m part of finding the perfect replacement and will be watching from the sidelines to support and offer advice where needed. I know that the actor who takes over will build from where I left off, so I’m looking forward to joining the 5 am club to see how the incredible love stories between the brothers and their wives play out this season. It’s not often that a show this powerful comes into the world, so we should continue to champion and encourage the talented people who will take us forward in S3.”

Now, viewers are waiting with bated breaths for the announcement of Mbalenhle Mavimbela (Hlomu's) replacement. The Wife viewers were saddened by the unexpected exit of Mbalehle Mavimbela in Showmax's leading telenovela. News of Mbalehle's exit was announced by blogger Phil Mphela. According to Phil Mphela, the much-loved Mbali exited the show after successfully playing the role for two seasons.

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