A few months ago it was reported that actor Muzi Mthabela would be departing from e.tv drama Imbewu: The Seed and joining the cast of Generations. This week, the former Isibaya actor said his last goodbyes after being on the show for just over a year. Muzi played the role of casanova Menzi.
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In a post on social media, Muzi bid farewell to the crew and cast, and to thank his supporters.
“A veeeery gigantic and Ginormous thank you to Imbewu for having me for a year and a half playing the sly and villainous Menzi Vilakazi,” he says.
“I had the absolute pleasure and a great time sharing the floor with industry greats such as ugogo Matshali Jones and the legendary sis Leleti Khumalo, It’s amazing how humble the legends are in this industry. A lesson to be learnt by a majority of us the newbies.”
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Muzi showed gratitude to those behind the scenes who had an impact in his time on Imbewu.
“A big Thank you to the rest of the cast, my dululu @jailoshini for the magic you always brought to our scenes Nokuthula Khuzwayo, I meant everything that I told you about how amazing you are. Aaaaahh Mr Denzel Washington @nkanyisomchunu_ for your generous and giving spirit. When I searched for Menzi you were there,” he adds.
“The Third, Raphael Griffiths, still in awe of your talent sir. Ubambe ngakho. Dothaaaaaaaa Kajal Majaraj Shria, I miss you already Mtanami. Mishka Gaunden, my beloved last born. Hugs and kisses. Xoli Zondi, Aaaaaahh… Baze basi robha Vee. How I looked forward to creating magic with you. Kodwa kulungile. Sisazoyenza lento,” he says.
Closing off he thanks veteran actress Lusanda Mbane for challenging him. “Ungikhombise Inkawu ngenja. Let’s do this again. You are Faayaaaa she. Ziyakhala ke manje,” he says.
“To the crew, We never thank you enough. You guys know how to create magic. You are awesome. Love you to bits. To all my on set daughters, I love you. You made me feel like a daddy on set. A special honor to Pumza Ralo. You had unwavering faith in me. When I struggled you encouraged me. “Muzi you got this…” (miss our greeting… Uyaaaaaaazi). Bab’ Gatsheni, Duma Ndlovu Ngiyabonga ngama workshops. “The moment you think you’ve arrived is the moment you start dying. To the producers and the chanel, etv Ngiyabonga ngo Menzi. I came. I played. I grew. Till we meet again.”