'The Queen'

‘The Queen’ actors Jessica Nkosi as Thando Sebata, Sibusisiwe Jili as Geogina and Zandile Msutwana as Vuyiswa. Images via Twitter @MzansiMagic

Where are they?: Characters who disappeared from ‘The Queen’

Viewers of ‘The Queen’ are wondering what happened to Thando, Vuyiswa and Georgina as their departures remain a mystery even to this day!

'The Queen'

‘The Queen’ actors Jessica Nkosi as Thando Sebata, Sibusisiwe Jili as Geogina and Zandile Msutwana as Vuyiswa. Images via Twitter @MzansiMagic

It’s a weird thing when characters disappear from a TV show: One day a character is a part of a show and the next, they just… vanish. Viewers of Mzansi Magic’s telenovela The Queen are still puzzled by the disappearances of Georgina Zulu, Thando Sebata, and Vuyiswa Maake-Sebata.   

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The Queen‘s Thando, Georgina, and Vuyiswa were viewers favourite characters who were not killed off but simply went AWOL from the cancelled telenovela.   

They got written off and left their shows with no grand goodbye, never returned, and were barely mentioned again, as if they never existed.   

Actress Jessica Nkosi’s villainous character Thando vanished without an explanation on the night her on-screen father, Hector Sebata played by Rapulana Seiphemo got shot.   

Fans saw Thando shooting and killing her mother-in-law MaJali at the end of season six, and Thando got shot by her brother-in-law Cebo Khoza but she was never seen again in The Queen season finale (season seven).  

We assumed she died at the end of season six, then Harriet and Olerato mentioned she’s still alive but she never attended her father’s funeral. 

The whole cast is still pretending as if they didn’t see Thando shooting MaJali, Cebo appears to have no memory of shooting her in front of everyone, at her engagement party, and her fiancé Bhambatha acts like he’s never met her.  


Actress Zandile Msutwana, who played Detective Vuyiswa Maake for more than five seasons left the show with Hector’s baby and never returned.   

She never attended Hector’s funeral or even made a phone call to find out about her ex-husband and baby daddy when he died.   

Vuyiswa was never scared of Harriet throughout the six seasons and all of sudden ran off to Eastern Cape when Harriet revealed her baby daddy’s dark side, which she was aware of.   

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We get that the show is ending and expect characters to leave but writing out characters without an explanation is unfair to viewers who are attached to the characters on the show.   

Sunday World reported last week actress that Sibusisiwe Jili’s character Georgina Zulu has been frozen after two years on The Queen.   

Georgina who was Patronella and Mjekejeke’s eldest daughter in the telenovela joined the show in 2020 as a police officer a year ago.    

A source close to the actress told the publication that she lost her job and has gone back home to KwaZulu-Natal.     

“After she lost her job on The Queen, Jili moved back home in Pietermaritzburg to regroup and cool off,” said the tipster.    

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