Nsikelelo Mthiyane debuts in 'Sibongile and The Dlaminis'.

Nsikelelo Mthiyane debuts in ‘Sibongile and The Dlaminis’. Image via x @nozipho_mashaba

How Nsikelelo Mthiyane bagged ‘Sibongile and The Dlaminis’ role

Newcomer Nsikelelo Mthiyane discusses playing Sibongile Mbambo in season two of ‘Sibongile and The Dlaminis’.

Nsikelelo Mthiyane debuts in 'Sibongile and The Dlaminis'.

Nsikelelo Mthiyane debuts in ‘Sibongile and The Dlaminis’. Image via x @nozipho_mashaba

Rising star Nsikelelo Mthiyane says she’s excited to join Sibongile and The Dlaminis.


The Sibongile and Dlaminis actress Nsikelelo Mthiyane tells Sunday World that she joined an agency at the beginning of 2024.

“At the beginning of the year, I joined an agency for extras and was called to be an extra on Sibongile & The Dlamini’s because Zwane had already left.”

She was then given a script to audition during her wardrobe check. She had no idea she was replacing Luyanda Zwane who resigned as Sibongile.

“It’s a surreal feeling because it is a replacement role, but I am grateful for the breakthrough because I finally get to do what I have always wanted to do,” says Mthiyane.

The 21-year-old adds that the Sibongile and Dlaminis cast members and production have been helpful in helping her get into character.

She didn’t think it would happen this way. She believes God has a way of placing you where you want to be in life.

“I too am excited to see how people are going to react when they finally see me on screen.”

The Actress will replace Luyanda Zwane in season two of Sibongile and The Dlaminis which premieres in July.

Zwane confirmed her departure to Zimoja and also revealed that she completed her season one obligation.

“I chose not to renew my contract for season two after completing my season one obligations,” she adds.


The Citizen reports that Sibongile and The Dlaminis is now the most-watched show on Mzansi Wethu.

The telenovela which set a new record and surpassed the 2.6 million mark in viewership is also the most-watched TV show on DStv.

Nomsa Philiso, who is the CEO of general entertainment at MultiChoice, congratulated the cast and confirmed season two of the telenovela.

“This is a cause for celebration and a clear indication of the love and appreciation that our viewers have for Sibongile and The Dlaminis.”

Philiso adds that the telenovela is the combination of good scripting, casting, and overall production, which makes it a pleasure to watch.

She also thanks their middle and mass scripted team for the show. She also hopes they will see more growth in viewership numbers in season two.

MultiChoice has renewed the Mzansi Wethu telenovela for a second season, which premieres on 29 July.