Zandile Msutwana from The Queen gives an update on her health
Fans of The Queen Mzansi should be excited to know that actress Zandile Msutwana will be returning to the drama to do what she does best. Msutwana had taken some time off from the telenovela following a serious injury. She took to Instagram to express gratitude for all the messages of support she’s been receiving and informed her fans that she is now healed and strong.
Doesn’t even begin to express my appreciation for you all.
I appreciate every call, text, dm, mention, prayer, love and well wishes.
I am excited that today I’m leaving my house completely healed and strong, going back to what I love
This is to show my gratitude.
Ndibamba ngazo zozibini.”
In March 2021, a statement issued by Mzansi Magic confirmed that Zandile would be replaced by Thembisa Nxumalo. “We do not doubt that with Thembisa’s immense talent and skills, along with the support and guidance she has received from Msutwana, the character of Vuyiswa Maake will continue to steal the hearts of the viewers. We are very excited for Mdoda-Nxumalo and thankful to her for taking this gigantic challenge with so much grace. We wish Msutwana a speedy recovery and look forward to her return soonest,” the statement read.
So much has happened since Zandile Msutwana went on leave. Xolani Manyekiso, who plays Thato, left the telenovela in May – he was killed off. He confirmed his departure through social media and gave a special thanks to the cast and crew.
“Thank you for welcoming “Thato” in to your homes from season 2. The opportunity has been amazing. What a journey… I’m so grateful. It’s a WRAP guys!! Big thank you to the cast & crew of The Queen_Mzansi Mzansi Magic. Ngiyabonga ABUTIiiiiii” He posted.
Producer/Director, Shona Ferguson expressed that it was a pleasure working with Xolani and praised him for his stellar performance. “What a journey and grateful to have worked with you melaiti Tonight you gave us a performance that will be remembered for a very long time. Upwards only”
According to Phil Mphela, Xolani is working on a new film titled The Gang which is currently in production and set to be released in 2022. Loyiso MacDonald who is popularly known to viewers as Kagiso has also bid the show goodbye. He is currently working on a major theatre production.