Vuyo Dabula talks Mamlabo the snake

Vuyo Dabula talks Mamlabo the snake

Mar 13, 2016, 09:31 PM

Generations: The Legacy never fails to entertain.

The soapie is all about giving viewers an interesting ride - controversially so at times, and that is certainly the case at the moment.

Vuyo Dabula, who plays Gadaffi, is currently acting alongside a snake - and not everyone is happy about it.

The reptile, which is named Mamlabo, is being used as part of traditional healing and prosperity scenes involving Gadaffi's wife, Tshidi, who is played by Letoya Makhene.

However, the use of the snake has angered traditional healers across South Africa, as they feel the scenes are sending the wrong message to the masses.

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Despite the drama from outside forces, fans of the show are loving it, and Dabula seems to be too.

The sexy actor told Sowetan: “I have had experiences with that snake that are amazing; to face fears and be able to handle the snake did something to me. I used to have nightmares about snakes because snakes are scary. But I had to face that fear.

“Letoya handled the snake beautifully, she had a fabulous time. When they took the snake away from me I kind of missed the experience. Letoya said the same thing. It wasn’t hostile at all.”

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While he is enjoying the experience, he understands the drama the scenes are causing.

“The controversy will be there, because it is attached to certain African beliefs. Also how we present it we employ a dramatic method that we take as creative beings. Not everything is going to be perfectly or authentically presented,” he added.

What do you make of the whole saga involving Mamlabo? Let us know in the comments section below...

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