‘I cried as if I was about to meet my real husband’ - Tsholofelo Maseko on her TV wedding

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Mzansi Magic’s isiNdebele drama series Komkhulu’s wedding episode is set to thrill viewersPHOTOs: Rhythm World Productions
Mzansi Magic’s isiNdebele drama series Komkhulu’s wedding episode is set to thrill viewersPHOTOs: Rhythm World Productions


The viewers of Mzansi Magic will experience the wedding of the year in Komkhulu tonight.

The power-hungry, wannabe chief Jama, who killed his twin brother Jamile for the chieftaincy, will be tying the knot with his servant’s younger sister, Londiwe, played by Tsholofelo Maseko.

Jama, played by Bukhosibemvelo Mahlangu, is getting married to Londiwe for selfish reasons.

The prince decided to make Londiwe his plan B when he could not have Ntfombi, the woman he was attracted to.

Ntfombi happened to fall in love with the prince’s servant, Karisa, who is in fact the late Chief Masoso’s rightful heir.

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City Press caught up with actress and TV presenter Maseko, as well as Mahlangu, a presenter on Ikwekwezi FM, to get information about the wedding.

They were very excited about tonight’s episode because it felt like “we were getting married in real life”.

“Shooting the wedding [scene] was interesting for me because, first of all, the wardrobe was very heavy. I did not expect that. I grew up in KwaNdebele [in Mpumalanga] and we knew that women and girls had different traditional attire.

“I’ve always wanted to wear the married women’s attire, but I did not expect it to be that heavy. I had to be carried to set after I put it on.

“I was standing next to Gogo Nothembi [Mkhwebane] and [Sophie] NoSinky [Mahlangu, who are both Ndebele musicians].

They told me that they had never seen an Ndebele makoti walk faster [than me]. I had 20kg [of wedding attire] on my body, so all I wanted to do was walk faster so that I could sit down.

“But I had to walk at the slowest pace I have ever walked in my life. It was very emotional; I cried as if I was about to meet my real husband,” said Maseko.

Mahlangu echoed Maseko’s sentiments: “It was a beautiful wedding and had me emotional when they started singing the traditional songs.

It was a wedding made in heaven. I can’t wait for people to see it and also learn that there are people out there who marry for selfish reasons, just like Jama did.

He was able to hide it so well and continued with the wedding as if Londiwe will have a happily ever after.”

They added that Jama and Londiwe did not know what was in store for them as they were both self-centred characters.

All set for Komkhulu’s weddingepisode, which airs tonight .
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“Londiwe is selfish, she will do whatever it takes to get what she wants and have her dreams come true.

She has a dream to marry a king and become the mother of the nation. It’s a dream that will come true tonight.

She agreed to marry Jama, not because she loves him that much, but because she wanted to prove a point that not everyone in her family will be a servant,” explained Maseko.

Little did Londiwe know that her husband-to-be only asked for her hand in marriage to punish her older brother.

“Jama is multilayered and believes that he can get what he wants. I think his upbringing played a role in his thoughts that he can always have everything he wants and he has now become a monster.

“He is charming, manipulative, dark and evil. He told Karisa that he would marry his sister and make her life hell just to punish him for dating Ntfombi,” said Mahlangu about his character.

The much-anticipated wedding of Jama and Londiwe on Komkhulu is not to be missed
Rhythm World Productions

Mahlangu and Maseko said that the wedding would be an opportunity for viewers to learn about the Ndebele culture and traditions.

They would also see what goes into the wedding preparations and that the colours and patterns in the attire are more than just an aesthetic, but every single one actually tells a story.

The two said even though the wedding was magical, it did not convince them to look forward to getting married in real life.

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“I am definitely not looking forward to getting married ... marriage is so confining. We are [still] young and we do not think about relationships like that. Once you enter that space, it is not about your ideas, how you feel or about you any more. Just the rules, the things you have to do and how you have to dress are constraining,” said Maseko.

“I think I am happy like this,” added Mahlangu.

Watch the big wedding tonight on Mzansi Magic at 8pm.

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