Actor Vusi Kunene exits House of Zwide

Actor Vusi Kunene Exits ‘House of Zwide’

Vusi Kunene, a renowned South African actor, is set to exit the popular drama series “House of Zwide.” Known for his captivating performances, Kunene has left an indelible mark on the television landscape with his iconic roles as Jack Mabaso in “Generations” and “Generations: The Legacy,” Bhekifa in “Isibaya,” and Jefferson Sibeko in “Isidingo.” His portrayal of Funani Zwide in “House of Zwide” has been no less memorable.

A Storied Career

Kunene’s career, which began in 1993, is highlighted by his exceptional command of the Zulu language (isiZulu), which he seamlessly incorporates into his performances. Over the years, he has built an impressive filmography, appearing in over 25 films and television shows. His powerful performance in the drama series “Soul City” earned him the prestigious Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in 2011.

The Departure from ‘House of Zwide’

Recent developments on “House of Zwide” have revealed that Kunene’s character, Funani Zwide, is set to leave the show. The storyline takes a dramatic turn as Funani confronts Nandipha, who kidnaps Nkosi’s daughter, Busi. This confrontation results in Nandipha’s death. Amidst this turmoil, Funani’s father falls ill in KwaZulu-Natal, prompting Funani to return to his birthplace.

The teasers read:

  • Monday, July 22, 2024: An emotional Funani departs for KwaZulu-Natal, leaving the company under the control of his children, while a stunned Faith is left out.
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2024: Nkosi calls a meeting with Ona and Zanele to plot the way forward and decide on the new CEO of House of Zwide.
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024: Ona declares she has no interest in the CEO position or in pursuing a career at House of Zwide, paving the way for Nkosi to become the new CEO.

Impact on the Show

Kunene’s departure marks a significant shift in the narrative of “House of Zwide.” His children, Nkosi and Ona, are expected to take on greater roles within the family business. Nkosi, in particular, is poised to become the new CEO of House of Zwide, a development that will undoubtedly shake up the company’s dynamics.

A Lasting Legacy

As fans eagerly await the unfolding events, Vusi Kunene’s legacy as one of South Africa’s most celebrated actors continues to solidify. His exceptional performances and versatility have captivated audiences across the country and beyond, ensuring his place in the annals of South African television history.

Fans will surely miss Kunene’s presence on “House of Zwide,” but his departure paves the way for new and exciting developments within the show. As the storyline evolves, viewers can look forward to seeing how Nkosi and Ona navigate their new responsibilities and lead the family business into the future.

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