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‘Skeem Saam’ actors Hungani Ndlovu and Cornet Mamabolo as Tbose Maputla. Images via @SkeemSaam3

‘Hey big bro vs Thobela buti Leeto’: ‘Skeem Saam’ fans on Tbose

‘Skeem Saam’ viewers took to social media to compare actor Hungani Ndlovu and Cornet Mamabolo, who played Tbose Maputla.

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‘Skeem Saam’ actors Hungani Ndlovu and Cornet Mamabolo as Tbose Maputla. Images via @SkeemSaam3

It appears not all Skeem Saam viewers were impressed with actor Hungani Ndlovu’s debut as Thabo ‘Tbose’ Maputla on Monday, 3 July episode, when he returned to Turfloop.

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Fans of the educational soapie Skeem Saam took to social media to compare notes about the show’s character Tbose Maputla (previously played by Cornet Mamabolo).

His first appearance was at Turfloop Hospital, where he met his wife Mapitsi (Mogau Paulina Motlatswi), his mother Meikie (Harriet Manamela), his father John (Africa Tsoai) and his brother Leeto (Eric Macheru).

He greeted his wife, his mother and there was a group hug that followed. Viewers also picked up that there was some tension between Tbose and John as he never greeted his father after not seeing him for months.

They were also not impressed with his first interaction with his older brother Leeto, where he greeted him in English and compared his interaction to the previous Tbose, who spoke Sepedi ninety percent of the time.

@kholoNdaba tweeted: “I lost it when he saw Leeto and he said “Hey bro” bathong (wow)! What happened “bhuti Leeto” maybe ke overseas re tla reng (maybe it’s an overseas thing).”

Fans of the soapie also realised that he mixed Sepedi with English and concluded that this may have been done on purpose as the latest Tbose Maputla was overseas and spoke English a lot more than the previous.

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@Jabu_Macdonald: “Meikie looks shocked because Tbose came back with an American accent.”

@tsheko2020: “Tbose ono tsena ka English ‘how is he’.”

@XolaniNgcobo167: “Tbose is really coming back from America, I mean can you hear the accent?”

@Tbattisse: “Arch Tbose wa gore ” this is unacceptable ” Wa kgale be a tlo nore ‘lea nya’.”

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‘Skeem Saam’ actors Hungani Ndlovu and Mogau. Mothlwatsi. Image via Twitter @HunganiNdlovu