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The SAFTAs snub ‘Gomora’s’ Zodwa and ‘The Wife’s’ Hlomu

Viewers of the telenovelas The Wife are wondering why talented actress Mbali Mavimbela, who plays the role of Hlomu and Sannah Mchunu who plays Zodwa…

Viewers of the telenovelas The Wife are wondering why talented actress Mbali Mavimbela, who plays the role of Hlomu and Sannah Mchunu who plays Zodwa in Gomora were snubbed by the SAFTAs this year.    ALSO READ:2022 SAFTAs: Here are your soapie and telenovela nominees I need to understand how these nominations work. Why is…

Viewers of the telenovelas The Wife are wondering why talented actress Mbali Mavimbela, who plays the role of Hlomu and Sannah Mchunu who plays Zodwa in Gomora were snubbed by the SAFTAs this year.   

ALSO READ:2022 SAFTAs: Here are your soapie and telenovela nominees

I need to understand how these nominations work. Why is Mbali Mavimbela not getting nominated?? First it was DSTV thing now it’s the #SAFTAs16 Is #thewifeshowmax production not submitting nominations or her behalf? What’s going on?— Qhawekazi (@KingSisiwe) July 14, 2022

ALSO READ:‘Gomora’ star Sannah Mchunu: ‘I’m allowed to play Zodwa the way I want’

SAFTAS SNUB MBALI MAVIMBELA AND SANNAH MCHUNU  

Fans of Mbali Mavimbela and Sannah Mchunu are lambasting the SAFTAs for not nominating the actresses for this year’s awards. Mavimbela played the character of Hlomu in The Wife for two seasons while Mchunu has been playing the character of Zodwa in Gomora for three seasons.   

The Wife viewers were anticipating Mavimbela’s SAFTA nomination as she was also snubbed at this year’s DStv Viewers Choice Awards.   

They don’t pity Sannah Mchunu as much as she walked away with Favourite Actress Award for playing Zodwa at this year’s DStv Awards.   

Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela also echoed the viewer’s frustrations and added that Thando Thabethe from Housekeepers, Dali Malinga from Umkhokha, Ama Qamata from Blood and Water, and more actors should have been nominated this year.   

IN MY OPINION: Biggest snubs at #SAFTAs16ACTRESSES … Deli Malinga for uMkhokhaSanah Mchunu for GomoraAma Qamata for Blood & WaterThando Thabethe for Housekeepers Mbali Mavimbela for The WifeLunathi Mampofu for The River Thembi Seete for Gomora pic.twitter.com/ZWmktnclfZ— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) July 14, 2022

ALSO READ:Heavily Pregnant?: Actress Mbali Mavimbela exits ‘The Wife’ as Hlomu

‘GOMORA’ AND ‘THE WIFE’ VIEWERS REACTIONS  

@MalevuMandisa:  

“Was really hoping Mbalenhle Mavimbela will get nominated on these since she missed out on the Dstv Viewers Choice”.   

@LebohangNgweny1:  “Mbalenhle as Hlomu deserved a nomination too hai.”   @Mbali_Mod:  “I wonder how they choose who to nominate coz ai I am defeated.” @lulaw_royal:  “They always snub her that lady carried the last season she deserves an award for that.” @smileoverdoser:  “I was really hoping and rooting for Mbalenhle Mavimbela.”  @SiphokaziMe:  “They did my girl dirty shame @MbalenhleMavim.”  @Jabu_Macdonald:  “Honestly am pissed.”   @Malekola3:  “For Mbali, I understood that if rumours of her being pregnant are true that on its own will ruin her career just when it was starting. I don’t think the industry is friendly with newcomers who fall pregnant, especially in the middle of such a role as big as Hlomu.”  @momoza79395745:  “There with you Abuti Phil…how can @MbalenhleMavim not be there…Mam Malinga, Ama…honestly, SA Arts don’t appreciate raw talent.” 

Mara guys how come Mbali Mavimbela aka MAHLOMU THE WIFE is not getting nominated at these award shows?!!!… first it was DSTV Awards now this?…I don’t get it 🙆🙆🙆🤦🤦🤦🤔🤔🤔🤔#SAFTAs16— #GODROCKS (@LadyDeeSAMusic) July 14, 2022

Also Sannah Mchunu Deserved A Nod For Her Role On Gomora. #SAFTAs16 Organisers Need To Come And Explain How Do They Pick Nominees For The Awards…— B O K A N G (@Hypnotic_Bones) July 14, 2022

Thando didn’t get a single nomination? That’s so bizarre. Do they submit their own work for nominations, how do the SAFTA’s work?— Lindi Sirame (@Lindi_Sirame) July 14, 2022

Apparently I heard the production must submit the nominations on their behalf. Like Generations doesn’t submit anymore that could mean an actor might not be celebrated and awarded— Success Maalehu (@MaalehuS) July 14, 2022

Interesting because Manaka Ranaka who’s on Generations has been nominated from what I’ve seen on Phil’s posts. So maybe it’s both individual and production nominations? 🫤 anyway let me go back to worrying about Eskom.— Lindi Sirame (@Lindi_Sirame) July 14, 2022

Was hoping to see Harriet Manamela ( Meiki Maputla)— Mologadi🌻 (@Loge_Moswane) July 14, 2022

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