Luyanda Zwane is reportedly leaving ‘Sibongile and The Dlaminis’

Luyanda Zwane, the talented actress known for her captivating portrayal of Sibongile in the popular telenovela “Sibongile and The Dlaminis,” is reportedly bidding farewell to the show, leaving fans and industry insiders abuzz with speculation and emotion.

Entertainment commentator Jabu Mcdonalds broke the news, confirming Zwane’s departure from “Sibongile and The Dlaminis.” According to Mcdonalds, Zwane will not be reprising her role for the upcoming second season of the telenovela.

Zwane’s rise to stardom began when she landed the leading role in Mzansi Wethu’s groundbreaking telenovela back in July 2023. Playing the character of Sibongile Mbambo, Zwane brought depth and authenticity to the role of a young woman from a rural background thrust into the opulent yet complex world of the Dlamini family as a domestic worker.

Set in the picturesque town of Ixopo in KwaZulu-Natal, “Sibongile and The Dlaminis” promised viewers a compelling narrative exploring themes of love, sacrifice, ambition, and familial ties.

Zwane’s passion for acting blossomed during her high school years, where she immersed herself in the world of dramatic arts, setting the stage for her remarkable career trajectory.

Despite the news of her departure, “Sibongile and The Dlaminis” continues to captivate audiences, with The Citizen reporting that the show has become a record-breaker for Mzansi Wethu. Surpassing the 2.6 million viewer mark, the telenovela has garnered an impressive average viewership of over 2 million, reaching a peak of 2,688,338 live viewers.

Nomsa Philiso, CEO of general entertainment at MultiChoice, expressed her congratulations to the cast and crew for the phenomenal success of “Sibongile and The Dlaminis.” Philiso also confirmed the highly anticipated second season of the telenovela, expressing optimism for continued growth in viewership numbers as the captivating story unfolds further.

As fans bid farewell to Luyanda Zwane’s portrayal of Sibongile, they eagerly anticipate the next chapter of the telenovela, brimming with anticipation for what lies ahead in the rich tapestry of storytelling and drama that “Sibongile and The Dlaminis” promises to deliver.

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