The TVSA Imbewu: The Seed teasers confirm that Zimele and his daughter Fikile Bhengu, who died on the e.tv telenovela in 2020 and 2021 will return in November.
‘BUHLE RUNS INTO FIKILE AT EMSAMO’
This is after City Press revealed on Sunday, 2 October that actors Tony Kgoroge and Phindile Gwala, who played the father-daughter duo Zimele Bhengu and Fikile Bhengu have reportedly returned to Imbewu: The Seed.
SSiTV November teasers also reveal that Buhle will be the first Bhengu to see her half-sister Fikile on Wednesday, 2 November.
“A stunned Buhle runs into Fikile at Emsamo and is further confused when Fikile says she wants nothing to do with the Bhengus.”
The Tuesday 8 November teaser reads:
“Zakithi is dumbfounded to learn that Fikile is alive.”
The teasers also reveal that MaZulu will see her ‘dead’ husband Zimele ‘Ngcolosi’ Bhengu on Monday, 21 November.
“MaZulu comes face to face with Zimele.”
The teasers also reveal that Fikile will buy Emsamo from Thuseleni and but will not manage the restaurant.
The Wednesday 23 November teaser reads:
“The staff at Emsamo are shocked when they see a note from Fikile announcing that she is going to leave management of the restaurant to Lindiwe.”
The Wednesday 30 November teaser reads:
“MaNdlovu speculates whether it’s possible Ngcolosi is alive, and Phakade rejects this idea.”
‘IMBEWU: THE SEED RESURRECTS DEAD CHARACTERS’
Talented actor Tony Kgoroge, who portrayed the character of Zimele “Ngcolosi” Bhengu, exited the show in 2020 while Gwala’s character Fikile was cut short in November 2021.
A crew member told City Press that Zimele will return and Kgoroge is allegedly back on set, filming for his grand return.
“Tony has started filming on set with the other actors for his return. They needed to bring him back because the viewership numbers are not doing very well and they had to bring him back.”
Another source revealed that former Muvhango actress Phindile Gwala-Ngandu whose character committed suicide a year ago has also returned.
“Phindile has a following that watches the show and her presence on the show was felt because of her fan base, plus she is a good-looking person, and a gap on the show was felt [after she left],” the source added.
It is also believed the show is bringing back old actors after a group of KwaZulu-Natal organisations threatened to block filming after the show made drastic cost-cutting measures, which led to more than 80 casts and crew leaving the Durban-based show within a year.