The Queen's Aunt Bongi first made her appearance a few weeks ago ahead of what was supposed to be Kea's wedding to Tebogo and even though that is no longer happening, she has been standing idly by... for seemingly no reason at all.
No shade to the 39-year-old actress who plays Aunt Bongi (Andrea Dondolo), but viewers just seem to be tired of her and her teacup (the preferred accessory of choice for aunties on the show).
Wasnt aunt Bongi suppose to leave??? Last week already???😐 #TheQueenMzansi— Caroline_Hlekiso👑 (@CHlekiso) May 1, 2018
When 👏 is 👏 aunt 👏 Bongi 👏 leaving👏 #TheQueenMzansi— Nonduduzo (@I_am_nduwieh) May 1, 2018
When is aunt Bongi leaving😕 #TheQueenMzansi— LOVE ACTIVIST (@namdiberne) May 22, 2018
#TheQueenMzansi ganti when is aunt Bongi going home...— Miss_Maude (@dillo_mm) May 17, 2018
They also seem to have a problem with the Zulu she speaks and the accent she speaks it in...
They must bring back usis thoko as aunt bongi, I'm tired of this woman with her broken Zulu #TheQueenMzansi— kurt cobain stan🤘🏽 (@cobainmeisie) May 21, 2018
I like the #TheQueenMzansi but Aunty Ma Bongi’s Zulu is irritating me why couldn’t they just let her speak Xhosa this is not working out.maybe just bring back aunt Thulile if there must be an aunt pic.twitter.com/KcMpgepgl1— bongi msimang (@bongseni) May 15, 2018
If the woman playing Aunt Bongi seems familiar but you just can't seem to put your finger on why, perhaps you recognize her from shows such as Home Affairs, When We Were Black, Traffic! and Stokvel where she played Ayanda Twala - a role for which she won an award.
The actress, who lives in Khayelitsha, flies under the radar when it comes to making headlines. Perhaps the most bizarre thing to have happened to Dondolo is the fact that the area outside her home was once a crime scene as it is where Anni Dewani was found following her high-profile murder according to an interview Dondolo once did with Drum Magazine.
To this day, she still lights candles in memory of Anni whenever she can.
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