In one day, he'll be bowing out of the role he's played for years. He walked into the set of the SABC 1 soapie Generations in the early 2000s and has been shaking things up since then.
Vusi Kunene certainly knows how to play the bad guy. His character Jack Mabaso is that villain who is always dressed in black and the famous leather glove on his right hand makes him look even more sinister.
But now veteran actor Vusi (55) will be leaving the show and he is set to go out in the most thrilling way.
His last appearance on the show will be on 12 May.
“I’ve always had a serious passion for Jack. He is the most popular character I have ever played and bringing him to life has been a pleasure. I’m really going to miss everyone because Generations is like a family,” Vusi says in a statement issued by Generations: The Legacy.
He has left the soapie before but returned five years ago.
Generations: The Legacy Producer, Karen Vundla says: “Vusi Kunene is one of South Africa’s most talented actors and it has been a privilege for us to enjoy a long history with him. We are incredibly sad to see him go but we wish him all the best in the new projects he chooses to pursue.”
In a recent interview with Drum, the creator of the soapie Mfundi Vundla expressed his intention to do a movie with Vusi Kunene as a lead character later in the year.
Here are some of our favourite Jack Mabaso scenes:
1. The Betrayed Angry Man
2. The Heartless Killer
3. The Protector
4. The Ladies' Man
5. The Dangerous Plotter