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Actor Hungani Ndlovu joins ‘Skeem Saam’ as Tbose Maputla . Images via Twitter @PhilMphela

Hungani Ndlovu thought he wasn’t going to land ‘Skeem Saam’ role

Former ‘Scandal’ star Hungani Ndlovu, who joined ‘Skeem Saam’ reveals why he didn’t think he’d secure the role of Tbose Maputla at one point.

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Actor Hungani Ndlovu joins ‘Skeem Saam’ as Tbose Maputla . Images via Twitter @PhilMphela

Former Scandal! actor Hungani Ndlovu discusses his new role as Thabo “Tbose” Maputla on SABC1 soapie Skeem Saam.

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The popular actor Hungani Ndlovu, who replaced Cornet Mamabolo as Tbose Maputla tells Daily Sun that the role was a challenging one to take on but he was excited as it would allow him to grow.

The actor adds that Tbose character was a big role as it was recast of a pre-existing character and it took him out of his comfort zone. 

“I am super excited about this role. It’s a huge opportunity to be on a show like Skeem Saam,” he said.

Ndlovu adds that he had to change his mindset to connect with his latest character, Tbose Maputla and admits he didn’t think he was going to secure the role at one point.

“Going to the auditions for it was something else. At some point I thought I wasn’t going to get it as there were lots of great talents during the auditions.”

He also tells the publication that he was already getting lots of support from his fans and family before joining the SABC1 soapie.

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The choreographer and actor Hungani Ndlovu also tells the People’s Paper that joining Skeem Saam as Tbose is not about replacing Cornet Mamabolo as he’s irreplaceable. He says it’s rather about creating a new character for the audience to engage with.

He also tells soapie fans that he’ll be causing a lot of havoc with his new role and hopes viewers will enjoy his version of Tbose.

“I had to work on a lot of things as an individual. I had to work on my insecurities as some people will love it while others won’t.”

“People can expect to see me returning as Tbose who left to go overseas. They are going to experience a different side of him.”

Popular actor and businessman Cornet Mamabolo exited the SABC 1’s educational soapie, Skeem Saam in November  2021 as Tbose.

The former SABC1 soapie actor brielfy joined 1Magic’s telenovela The River season five as serial killer Lerumo in 2022.

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