'Shaka Ilembe'.

Actor Mduduzi Mabaso in ‘Shaka Ilembe’. Images via Twitter

‘Stepfather of the century’: ‘Shaka Ilembe’ fans on Gendeyana

‘Shaka Ilembe’ fans took to social media on Sunday, 13 August to praise actor Mduduzi Mabaso, who played Shaka’s stepfather, Gendeyana.

'Shaka Ilembe'.

Actor Mduduzi Mabaso in ‘Shaka Ilembe’. Images via Twitter

Legendary actor Mduduzi Mabaso, who exited Shaka Ilembe as Gendeyana on Sunday, 13 August impressed viewers of the Mzansi Magic series.

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The actor Mduduzi Mabaso, who is famously known for his role as Suffocate in Rythm City was honoured by Shaka Ilembe viewers for his portrayal as Shaka’s stepfather, Gendeyana.

Mabaso’s fans also revealed on social media that his character was the perfect example of how a stepfather should treat his children and their mother.

He stars alongside former The River actor Thembinkosi Mthembu, who portrays the role of King Dingiswayo’s and Lemogang Tsipa, who plays his stepson Shaka.

In the episode, Gendeyana gets killed by Dingiswayo’s warriors, who went to war to assist Dingiswayo’s brother Mawewe, played by House of Zwide actor Wanda Zuma.

We also see Queen Nandi (Nomzamo Mbatha) sobbing for Gendeyana in her hut after he got killed and blaming Shaka for his death.

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@ZukileNdzulule1:”A stepfather with tremendous patience even if the response was slow and not forthcoming but carried on with the teachings.”

@TolaAdeola: “So much to talk about #ShakaiLembeMzansi but this man deserves his flowers. His acting was top notch. Sad to see him leave. Africans should be proud of this series.”

@melching91: “Through him as Gendenyana on #ShakaiLembeMzansi, we saw a guide, a teacher, a protector and that being a father is more than just being a biological father to someone He stepped up and moulded Shaka. I loved watching him portray the character.”

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