Actor Thami Mngqolo.

Actor Thami Mngqolo. Image via Twitter

‘I did’: Thami Mngqolo admits to drinking wine before taking picture

‘Proof is in the tasting’: Former ‘Generations’ star Thami Mngqolo admits to drinking bottle of wine before taking picture.

Actor Thami Mngqolo.

Actor Thami Mngqolo. Image via Twitter

Talented Isono actor Thami Mngqolo admitted on Twitter that he drank the wine before taking a picture of him looking slightly different from his usual onscreen self.

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A Twitter user @deadbeatcousin asked the former Generations star Thami Mngqolo:”Why everyone says you look like you drank it before you took the picture?” and the actor replied: “I did. Proof is in the tasting.”

The actor also rubbished claims that he owns the wine brand Mjita Wines, which he posted on social media, when a tweep @shotgunza said to him: “Sipusha iwine angithi bafo,” and the actor replied: “I wish it was mine. But anyways let’s support umjita.”

@Shotgun_za: “Damn I was hoping its yours But anyways as’phuzeni.”

The picture of Mngqolo with the wine bottle has been viewed over 1.4 million times on Twitter since it was posted on Thursday, 18 May.

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@HappinessGallor: “And it looks like he drank it. Bare don’t get high from your own supply.”

@itu_nadia: “Looks like he really drinks it naye shame.”

@say_samuel: “Haai that wine doesn’t look professional, ngathi he took a random wine bottle & just printed a name on a sticker paper and just pasted it on the bottle.”

@koketsoL2: “You get drunk by just holding the bottle?”


The father of two also made headlines earlier this month when he opened up about his exit from Generations as Senzo Dhlomo.

Speaking during a recent interview on the King David Studio podcast, Mngqolo said they were informed that the soapie was returning but with a different storyline and cast.

“We did not realise they could do that. You may try and pivot or rename Senzo, but coming up with a whole new story? That didn’t scare us because you can try but you will never have what you had with those and the legacy it had built up. You can try, but it will never have the same essence.”

The former Isono star also made headlines in 2018 when he and the mother of his children. Joanne Reyneke broke up after nearly a decade together.

TshisaLIVE reported in October 2018: “It’s been five months since celebrity couple Jo-Anne Reyneke and Thami Mngqolo announced their split and even though it’s difficult they knew it wasn’t working anymore. After eight years together Jo-Anne and Thami shocked fans when they released a statement about their separation in May.” 

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