Ntando Duma

‘The Queen’ actress Ntando Duma who played Mpho Sebata. Image via Instagram @NtandoDuma

‘Mpho is finally dead’: ‘The Queen’ fans celebrate Ntando Duma’s exit

Fans of the show have applauded Ferguson Films for the first time since ‘The Queen’ debuted for killing off a character…

Ntando Duma

‘The Queen’ actress Ntando Duma who played Mpho Sebata. Image via Instagram @NtandoDuma

Powerhouse couple Connie and Shona Ferguson have shown fans season after season that they are not afraid to fire actors from The Queen.

Shona stated on his Instagram Live on occasion:

Guys, this is a soap, it’s a telenovela, okay? Characters come and go. That’s how soaps operate.

They previously had to defend themselves to the viewers of the show for firing actors until now. 

Fans thanked the production company for the first time since the show premiered in 2016 for killing an actor.


Ntando Duma who played the role of Mpho Sebata last season was labelled a terrible actress since her debut on the show.

Fans couldn’t wait for her exit and even slammed her dying scene.

The actress told TshisaLive :

What a magnificent experience! What a true blessing to work in such a positive and joyful environment and its entire Team too.

To the cast, the crew, and my remarkable fellow actors, Ngiyabonga (thank you)!

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Hiring and firing?

The Fergusons have been criticised over the years for firing fan-favourites Dineo Langa, Rami Chuene, Mlami Mangcala, and many more, with some fans threatening to stop watching the show.


Actor Mlamli Mangcala, who played the role of Captain Sthembiso Radebe, on The Queen was allegedly fired after making terrible allegations about the Fergusons. 

One of his allegations was that he had to cover his own travel and accommodation costs when travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg to shoot.


Veteran actor Sello Maake ka-Ncube, who plays the role of Kgosi, is the only actor on this list who’s reprised his role. 

The actor left the show a few years ago and did not give any details as to what had transpired between him and the Fergusons.  

Maake reprised his role this season after making peace with the Fergusons.  


The Estate actress Dineo Langa, who played the role of Kea Khoza, was allegedly fired after asking for some time off to shoot another movie.

She then allegedly received an e-mail from Ferguson Films which informed her to not return to the show after the lockdown.

She later revealed she was fired on Instagram after a fan asked her about her exit.

Ang’buyi mina ngaxoshwa (I am not coming back, I was fired).

Dineo Langa as Kea Khoza on ‘The Queen’


Isono actress Rami Chuene, who played the role Precious Mabuza, was killed off after her relationship with the Fergusons reportedly went sour.

The actress was allegedly fired for supporting Vatiswa Ndaba on Twitter.

Also read: ‘The Queen’: Kea Khoza replaced on her one-year death anniversary