Thembisa Nxumalo and Vuyolwethu Ngcukana’s Dream Come True. They have been best friends for the longest time, and their bond grows stronger by the day. Thembisa Nxumalo and Vuyolwethu Ngcukana are among celebrities who continue to show us that long lasting friendship in the industry are possible.
The two always hype each other’s work as actors. A year ago, Thembisa and Vuyo got to work together on Unmarried, a drama series which follows the lives of three young female friends living in Johannesburg. On the show, Thembisa plays, Thembi, a stay at home mom. Vuyo, made it to season II of Unmarried, where he acted alongside his girlfriend, Renate Stuurman.
This time around, Vuyo gets to work closely with his bestie, Thembisa on Mzansi Magic telenovela, The Queen. Thembisa joined the cast of the hit show, a few weeks back, and she is now becoming a fan favorite. The award winning media personality and actress, has been cast to temporarily play Vuyiswa ‘Sis Vee’ Maake. The role belongs to the talented Zandile Msutwana. Msutwana recently sustained an injury while on set and has been booked off to recover at home. As they say, the show must go on, hence a temporary replacement was found.
At first, viewers did not warm up to Thembisa replacing their beloved Zandile. But because of her talent, after just a few weeks, Thembisa was able to win back their hearts, and now she is hailed as the perfect replacement. The icing on the cake is that she gets to do scenes with her best friend Vuyo who plays Shumacher on the show. This is something that they used to day dream about back in the day. Talk about some epic friendship goals!
“We used to daydream about doing scenes together one day. God was like…all in due time my children. Be patient,” Thembisa said.
In his response, Vuyo said, “You have revived and strengthened my faith time and time again until it was engrained in me, you have sent the elevator down for me, held doors open, for all that I will forever be grateful for, your friendship & love have sustained me, thank you best friend.”