Brighton Ngoma Ubettina Wethu

Brighton as T-Bang on ‘Ubettina Wethu’. Image via Instagram @_iambrighton

‘A privilege’: Brighton Ngoma back with a bang in ‘Ubettina Wethu’

Brighton Ngoma has reprised his role as T-Bang on SABC1’s ‘Ubettina Wethu’ for the popular drama series. And he is loud and proud!

Brighton Ngoma Ubettina Wethu

Brighton as T-Bang on ‘Ubettina Wethu’. Image via Instagram @_iambrighton

The first season of SABC1’s Ubettina Wethu was such a success that when Brighton Ngoma left Scandal in September last year to film the second season, fans of the e,tv soapie were left “chopping onions”. Brighton termed this a natural progression as he had been with Scandal for a decade in the role of Quinton.

He is now back on TV screens in his role as T-Bang on Ubettina Wethu which is worlds apart from his Scandal character.


If you watched Ubettina Wethu‘s Season 1, you would know that Brighton was killing it as the petty, jealous T-Bang at the marketing agency Nubia.

He upset a lot of viewers with his tricks and scheming ways because it always seemed like he would get his way.

Well, the new season promises to deliver again!

Speaking to SunBuzz, Brighton said:

“As an actor, I pride myself in being able to portray characters from different walks of life so being able to represent a member of the LGBTQI+ community is a privilege…in my opinion, the community is completely misunderstood.”

Brighton added that it is going to take ages before traditional society is accepting of people who are different to them.


Ubettina Wethu started airing Season 1 on 5 April last year and enjoyed a hugely successful run. The second season premiered on 15 August this year.

According to News24, Kamogelo Molatlhoe took over the role of Bettina from Farieda Metsileng. Lunga Shabalala plays Dingaan, Itumeleng Bokaba plays Zaza and Hungani Ndlovu Scandal plays Betty’s new love interest, Duma.

The synopsis for Season 2 read:

“Bettina Sikhakane, now an accounts manager at brand management firm Nubia, has made some progress towards her dreams of owning and running her own business, but she finds herself seeking financial freedom from her family responsibilities, moving out and starting her life as a strong, independent woman.

“But the questions that fans will be asking are whether her obsession with Dingaan Jiyane will go anywhere and just what role will his half-brother Duma play in her love life?”


The Tuesday 13 September episode of Ubettina Wethu was entertainment galore! Betty was so excited with her new love and ended up getting exposed that she is still a virgin. Watch the clip below:

Ubettina Wethu airs from Monday to Wednesday at 19:30 on SABC 1.

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