Scandal-prone Buyile Mdladla joins Muvhango

2013-10-06 06:00

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Former Generations actor Buyile Mdladla, whose off-screen life can outshine storylines of any local soapie, has joined SABC2 drama Muvhango.

Mdladla, who dominated headlines last year for allegedly sending naked pictures and a video of himself masturbating to a Joburg student, has joined the multilingual series to play the role of a businessman.

A source said the actor had already shot several scenes and was expected to appear on TV screens in December.

“He is a great actor and he will add to value to the ever-growing soapie,” said the source.

The source added that Mdladla was supposed to have joined the cast a long time ago but the producers delayed the drafting of his contract after Drum magazine’s exposé.

“Because of that negative publicity, the producers delayed the drafting of his contract. He could have long been part of the family,” said the source, who did not want to be named for fear of reprisal.

Mdladla confirmed that he has joined Muvhango.

“I’m ecstatic. Muvhango is a show that I had always been curious about because when it came about nobody had tried that concept before.

“The producers have been gracious enough to give me a role that is every actor’s dream. It’s such a joy to go to work every morning and sink my teeth into a meaty role that is both a challenge but also be an awful lot of fun to play,” he said.

Mdladla said he would be playing the role of Tumelo Mojalefa, the youngest son of Phatudi Mojalefa, played by Siyabonga Twala.

“He arrives in South Africa from the UK, where he has been based for a few years, and immediately rocks the boat. He is brash and overbearing. His hubris, among other things, will leave viewers literally open-mouthed and gasping for air,” he said.

Muvhango publicist Kgalema Mametse said: “Please note that Mr Buyile Mdladla had previously auditioned for the role of Dr Mongezi currently played on screen by Atandwa Kani.

“We strongly felt after lengthy deliberations that he was more suitable to play the role of Tumelo Mojalefa. We are very elated to have such a calibre of an actor joining our ensemble cast,” he said.

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