'Gqeberha: The Empire'

‘Gqeberha: The Empire’ actor Mbulelo Grootboom as Luzuko Mxenge. Image via Twitter @qhasi2

‘Gqeberha: The Empire’ Fans: ‘Luzuko is a weak, dumb character’

‘Gqeberha: The Empire’ viewers are fed up with actor Mbulelo Grootboom’s character, Luzuko Mxenge on the telenovela.

'Gqeberha: The Empire'

‘Gqeberha: The Empire’ actor Mbulelo Grootboom as Luzuko Mxenge. Image via Twitter @qhasi2

Gqeberha: The Empire fans are unimpressed with actor Mbulelo Grootboom’s acting skills and his character, Luzuko Mxenge on the show.

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While viewers of the Mzansi Magic telenovela Gqeberha: The Empire agree that Grootboom has been a great actor on other shows, fans acknowledge that the role of Luzuko was not meant for him.

@Thereal_Shazz: “And he is a good actor, I don’t know why he isn’t doing justice to this character.”

Another fan @qhasi2, compared Grootboom’s role to Hlomla Dandala’s character, Zweli Dikana in The River and said the character was badly written and there’s nothing he can do about it.

“There’s nothing he can do. The character is badly written. This is why Hlomla Dandala left The River. Playing a dumb character must be frustrating. Everyone around him is scheming. And he can’t see it. But he’s supposed to be this big self-made mogul. Unrealistic.”

Viewers of the Mzansi Magic telenovela had high hopes for the actor when he joined the show but were left disappointed in his delivery as Luzuko.

TVSA reports that the actor has starred in TV shows such as Die Sentrum, Traffic, Suidooster, Z’bondiwe, Teknet, Roots, Ring of Lies and many more.

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@Tsigwili: “Whoever is writing Luzuko’s character, is not portraying him in the right way. For someone who is a powerful, wealthy businessman, they make him a fool.”

@kgotsohopelekau: “For the first time – Bullet aka Bulelwa stood up for herself in this depressing marriage. Luzuko is such a embarrassment of a man.”

@kgotsohopelekau: “Today on #GqeberhaTheEmpire Firstly, Luzuko – This character… In the words of Zuki Lamani ‘shock me’. I have never seen a character that is this easily fooled and swindler! Bullet and Nobomi are two people he shouldn’t even doubt… They been so faithful to him.”

@Angeligue4luv: “I can’t believe that Luzuko is this gullible, he actually believes ukuthi Bulewa and Nobomi will do him dirty.”

@badgyalreneilwe: “There’s no way Luzuko became that wealthy with his management skills. What a stupid man.”

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