Isidingo actors

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Here is what’s next for Isidingo stars as soapie finale airs

Cast members of SABC 3’ long-running ‘Isidingo’ soapie celebrated the finale with a screening party at a secret location in Johannesburg.

Isidingo actors

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As the curtains closed on Isidingo’s 21-year show run – cast and crew gathered to watch the final episode of the soapie and pay homage to their respective roles.

Together with Top Billing, Isidingo was taken off-air by SABC executives last November after they said that it was no longer financially viable. SABC Acting Group Executive, David Makubyane said the dwindling viewership also played a role in scrapping the soapie off the public broadcaster’s schedule.

“The organisation was faced with no option but to review the performance of all programs on the channel that are not performing and to ensure that the channel’s content is competitive and commercially viable,” he said.

Isidingo publicist, Catherine Sidyiyo said the final day of production was jovial as everyone was in high spirits and positive about their futures.

The finale episode of Isidingo

Several stars from the show have already indicated that they will pursue other projects after production officially wrapped in February.

Bohang Moeko as Mojalefa Matabane

On-screen heartthrob Bohang Moeko has been promoting his new movie, Seriously Single which hits cinemas on 1 May. Moeko is one of several eligible bachelors cast in the local romcom which is produced by comedian and TV presenter Tumi Morake. Besides the movie, Moeko also has online brand partnerships with Sanex and Hyundai.

Joanne Reyneke as Lungi Buyela

Safta winning actress Joanne Reyneke has secured a role on BET’s Black Tax show as Thuli. The 31-year old actress is the lead on the 13 part comedy series.

Elma Postma as Lalage

While Elma Postma joined the soapie as Lalage in 2017, she has continued to be a regular MC and guest speaker at public functions.

Simphiwe Ngema as Phindile

On Instagram, Simphiwe Ngema said she was grateful to be apart of Isidingo and thanked executive producer Pumla Hopa for the opportunity. 
“I am blessed to have been part of this show. @pumlahopa you’ve taught me that you can be a woman and be just as good (if not better) a leader in this male-dominated industry.”

The actress is set to focus on her music career and live performances under her stage name, QuingSimz.

Katlego Danke as Kgothalo

The former Isidingo main actor did not have to join the unemployment line for long as she has bagged a role on Mzansi Magic’s Gomora, which is produced by Ferguson Films.

“Deeply grateful to be part of this amazing new production. I’m honoured to be working with a stellar cast and crew and I can’t wait for you all to see it. New journey, new stories to be told. Let’s go!” she wrote on Instagram.

Motlatsi Mafatshe as Sechaba Moloi Matabane

While on Isidingo, Mafatshe simultaneously built his singing career. He has now ventured into music on a full-time basis while hosting conferences for men on relationships and parenting.

Khabonina Qubeka as Nina Zamdela

TheBoston FilmIndie Spirit Best Actress winner has started her own fitness Youtube channel titled What the Health with her partner. The channel covers exercise, eating habits and wellness. Of her departure from Isidingo, Qubeka said she was inspired and excited about her new chapter.

“What a blast it was ‘BECOMING HER’ on a daily basis! She allowed so much space for growth, for emotion … she loved her own way, she fought her own fights, this woman carved her own way in when there was none.”