Sindi Dlathu is one of the viewers favourite actresses in South African television performances. She is affectionately known by the audience for her character, Thandaza, the character she played for more than 15 years and has consistently been with the soapie throughout the years.
Thandaza’s departure from Muvhango came as a shock to both the audience and her colleagues. Speaking to Drum Magazine, Mahuwa said she was “shocked” and “in denial” when she heard her colleague was leaving.
“I actually thought it was some kind of joke,” she said.
It is also going to affect viewership of the channel, especially as some audiences will migrate to watch other channels following her departure.
The only reason given for Thandaza for leaving Muvhango from where she played for more than 20 years is, “for her to grow as an artist, venture out to explore new opportunities and discover what she can do as an actress and as a human being,”.