Popular actor Cornet Mamabolo, who played the first Tbose Maputla in Skeem Saam took to Twitter on Tuesday, 4 July to encourage actor Hungani Ndlovu, who debuted in the soapie on Monday, 3 July episode.
CORNET MAMABOLO: ‘IT’S TOO SOON’
The former The River actor Cornet Mamabolo, encouraged actor Hungani Ndlovu, who took over the role of Thabo ‘Tbose’ Maputla in Skeem Saam season 12.
Mamabolo told Ndlovu to keep doing his best and said it’s too soon to take anything to heart after the star received mixed reviews this week.
“Risk. risk. risks! Bag of tricks (invite memory), artistry, and play! Play Sir Hungani Ndlovu, it’s too soon to take anything to heart. Play my brothe, Just Play. Coz that’s what it is, a play! Our profession requires us to play and when we are tired of playing we tap out,” tweeted Mamabolo.
TshisaLIVE reports that the former Scandal! actor Hungani Ndlovu thanked Mamabolo for his supports and said: “It’s the only way, my brother. The playing has begun! I won’t take anything to heart, not today, not tomorrow. You know, we’ve been doing this for decades. I appreciate you, king.”
Fans of the educational soapie took to social media this week to compare Ndlovu’s performance with Mamabolo’s who both portrayed the character Tbose Maputla.
Some viewers were 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.
Viewers of the educational soapie Skeem Saam have also concluded that Cornet Mamabolo previous role Tbose Maputla (now played by Hungani Ndlovu) has been cheating on his wife Mapitsi (Mogau Mothlwatsi) overseas.
This is after he revealed this week that he wants to take their son Pitsi overseas [when he recovers] without his wife.
Tbose has been acting out of character, as he’s been snobish, moody, angry, rude to his family and his wife.
TVSA Monday, 10 July teaser reads: “Mapitsi is knocked for six when she learns about her beau’s new living arrangements.”