Hlomu and Zandi

‘Zandile is boring’: ‘The Wife’ fans demand more screen time for Hlomu. Images via Twitter @Showmaxonline

‘Zandile is boring’: ‘The Wife’ fans demand more screen time for Hlomu

Viewers of ‘The Wife’ are bored of Khanyi Mbau’s character – Zandile and are comparing her to Hlomu – played by Mbali Mavimbela.

Hlomu and Zandi

‘Zandile is boring’: ‘The Wife’ fans demand more screen time for Hlomu. Images via Twitter @Showmaxonline

Audiences of Showmax’s telenovela – The Wife is unimpressed with actress Khanyi Mbau’s role as Zandile The Resolute on the show and is demanding more screen time for Hlomu.  

Readers and viewers of the show have complained about Mbau’s Zulu (language) and the storyline.  

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH ZANDILE?  

Fans of the show have taken to social media to criticise Zandile in season two of Showmax’s The Wife and have stated that Hlomu was a better wife than Zandile.

Actress and media personality Khanyi Mbau – who plays Zandile The Resolute in The Wife has admitted that she struggled to understand isiZulu in the Showmax telenovela.   

Zandile is the wife of the eldest Zulu brother, Nkosana Zulu played by Mondli Makhoba.   

She told Sunday World that she got a rude awakening onset and found herself struggling to understand the language.  

“Sometimes they speak on set, and I don’t understand a thing, they laugh at me.”  

“Imagine at 36 and I am still trying to learn a language I thought I knew.”   

She also told the publication that the language challenge wouldn’t be an issue if she was acting in a soapie where she gets to create the character.   

“But this character exists somewhere in the universe, people know her and feel like they have a relationship with her.”  

“It makes it very hard to make decisions and I need to consider what the viewers and fans feel.”   

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THE WIFE’ FANS ARE FRUSTRATED

@Khumo_Skamza:

“Season two of @TheWife_Showmax since Khanyi/Zandile has started it has honestly lost its edge.”

“It’s disappointing this was the first telenovela I loved in S.A.”

“Not looking forward to the other episode, just gonna watch just coz nje.” 

@tananasishi:

“IsiZulu saseGoli from intombi yaseGreytown? Why couldn’t she, as an actress, speak proper Zulu.”

“Like, go to ama speech coaches / linguistic nton-nton.”  

@Khumo_Skamza:

“I’m honestly not looking forward to watching @TheWife_Showmax like I used to.”

“Using Khanyi/Zandile ai nor she doesn’t connect with me as a viewer.”

“I have nothing against her but haai nor you guys dropped the ball here.”

@MsKay851:

“How did u approve Season two? Coz it’s a wow shame, I think u should have recommended Sisi Ayanda Borotho to be part of the the production team.”

“The current team ya bheda (boring) straight.”   

“@TheWife_Showmax plz take notes and viewers’ complaints very seriously. What I saw today was an eye-opener.” 

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