“After 20 years I’ve decided to give the Thandaza character a break in order to grow as an artist” – Sindi Dlathu


After 20 years in the Venda soapie, the actress has called it quits. On her exit the actress says:

Muvhango has been more than a job to me, it has been my life for 20 years and I’ve loved and cherished every single moment of playing Thandaza. After 20 years I’ve decided to give the Thandaza character a break in order for me to grow as an artist, venture out to explore new opportunities and discover what I can do as an actress and as a human being.”

Duma ka Ndlovu, creator and executive produdcer of the soapie expressed his for Sindi’s contribution and talent to Muvhango:

“I have cherished every single moment Sindi has been part of the shows I have done. She remains one of the most talented people I have ever worked with.  I have loved working with her and was looking forward to watching her continued growth. I wish her nothing but the best as she continues to grow and I have no doubt that she will tackle any role and character that comes her way the same way she has handled Thandaza. I wish her continued success and may God continue to bless her.”

Sindi says, “Bhut’ Duma Ndlovu has been a father, a teacher and my guiding light; I am what I am today because of his love, mentorship and support of me as an actress and for that I will forever be grateful.”

She added: “To the whole cast and crew of Muvhango, thank you for everything that you have done for me over the last 20 years. It is not the end of the journey for me as I believe I will always be a part of the Muvhango family.”

Outside Muvhango, the actress has starred in shows including like Soul City, The Game, Magic at 4am and Khululeka.

Viewers can expect to see Sindi until March next year. She will film her last scene October month end. Her role won’t be ousted permanently but will be frozen in the meantime, meaning she may come back if she wishes.

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