In Pictures, Mzansi has mixed reactions after Ntando Duma lands a role in the upcoming series Shaka ILembe.
Ntando Duma is a well-known celebrity that many people would love to hate as she is landing jobs left, right and centre. The actress/ presenter has been getting big wins with several TV shows wanting to work with her and her presenting job on Dance yoDumo. She has been announced as part of the cast of a new series coming to Television, and Mzansi is not impressed by the news.
According to Entertainment commentator on Twitter Phil Mpela, Ntando Duma is set to be part of the cast of a Zulu series in production. Duma is to play a Zulu queen called Bhibho KaSompisi Ntuli who is Chief Senzangakhona’s 9th wife. She is the mother of Sigujana, who in history is known as the brother who Shaka, his half brother, killed.
Mzansi reacts negatively to Ntando Duma’s role in Shaka ILembe.
Tweeps have received the news with mixed reactions in the wake of this news, as only a few are happy to hear the news. Many Twitter users have complained about how Ntando Duma can not speak fluent Zulu. They question how she got the role of a fluent Zulu speaker. She is being accused of speaking what many people are calling Kasi Zulu, which they say is not proper Zulu.
More people are also rating her talent using her role on The Queen, which was poor acting according to most show viewers. People are questioning which criteria these series are using to select people for their auditions. They blame the privilege that most of these celebrities have. However, not everyone is angry, and some fans who love Ntando’s hustling spirit are happy for her and congratulate her on her new role.