The Wife actress Mbalenhle Mavimbela says she is close to making her very first million. She was the recent guest on Kaya 959 Breakfast with hosts Dineo Ranaka and Sol Phenduka.
Mbalenhle spoke about her career, acting on the Wife, and many more. She even said she is close to becoming a Millionaire.
“We are talking about being a millionaire. Have you made your first million?” asked Dineo to the new mom.
She responded by saying, “I still have a chance to become a millionaire, I haven’t made my first million, maybe next year. I think I am very close.”
Sol Phenduka commented, “Good, I am sure the show is paying max there by The Wife.”
She then added, “I made sure that I hung out with the drama students because I didn’t have the funds to study film and television.”
Mbalenhle was Rumoured to be leaving the serie because of her pregnancy which she hid for a while.
A wealthy businessman was said to be her baby daddy but he denied this but confirmed she had a baby but with a male celebrity.
According to a report by City Press, he denied being the father.
“Yes, she had a baby, but I am not the father. The father is well known, but I am not the father. The father is in the [entertainment] industry as well. He is a celebrity. She is a friend of mine.”
“I am not a celebrity, and I would not want things like this written about me. I just called her after we spoke earlier to ask her if she knows why people are saying I am the father of her child … She is currently in hospital with the baby, and they are both fine. Everyone in the industry knows her boyfriend. I am just a friend,” the businessman alleged.
She is returning on The Wife but her onscreen husband, Bonko Khoza is not. Wiseman Mncube will be replacing Bonko Khoza as Mqhele.
“We have it on good authority and can reveal that Wiseman Mnucbe best known for playing the lead in the Mzansi Magic series eHostela is taking over the role of Mqhele Zulu.”
Stained Glass Production confirmed this, “We know fans are going to find it hard to let go of their picture of Mqhele as Bonko, just as they found it hard, when he was first cast, to let go of the bug-eyed Mqhele they had pictured from the book.”
“But The Wife has shown that when you go looking for new talent in South Africa, you find it. So we encourage the 5am club to open up their hearts to the next Mqhele, and help us continue to open up the industry,” added series producer Kamogelo Aphane.
Bonko even commented, “Having had the privilege to play Mqhele Zulu for two seasons, I realize I’ve taken the character as far as I can,” said Bonko.