Soapie writers in Mzansi had a way of portraying hate in their storylines that had their viewers hooked. Some viewers found themselves relating and learning from the characters who hated each other. Here was a top-five list of actors who hated each other on-screen.
Mzansi Soapie Actors Who Hated Each Other
Faith Zwide and Onalerona (House of Zwide)
Faith Zwide first hated the young intern Onalerona just because she was more talented than her children. The beef worsened when she discovered that Onalerona was her husband, Funani Zwide’s biological daughter, who she thought was dead after getting her and her mother killed years back.
Would this hate be squashed between these two actors, and what would happen when Onalerona found out what happened to her mother when she was a baby and what the man she believed to be her father did?
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Onalerona and Faith – Photo credit (Instagram)
Zandile and Precious (Durban Gen)
Theirs was a typical story of friends turned enemies and how a friend could want your life to the extent of hating her and trying to steal it. Zandile and Precious, both doctors in Durban General Hospital, were best friends until Zandile had an affair with Thabo, who was Precious’s husband.
After that secret affair came out and Thabo refused to continue the love affair with Zandile after the cleansing ceremony, Zandile became desperate and started to hate Precious, then came up with the plan to reveal the biological father of the baby (who was her brother-in-law Sbusiso). Their intense hate for each other had very deadly consequences as it broke a family apart when a brother fought his brother.
Precious and Zandile – Photo credit (Instagram)
Mbali and Lindelani (Durban Gen)
Everyone loved a love-hate relationship. These two actors portrayed how two people could love each other and equally hate each other intensely. They went from having a severe hate work relationship to having a steamy affair behind Sbusiso’s back, which almost led to marriage but was cut off when Mbali fell sick.
Lindelani then tried to stop Mbali’s marriage to Sbusiso but failed, leading back to their hostile work relationship again. When things became tragic at the Dlamini’s, would Mbali find her way back to Lindelani’s arms, or was this just yet another beef that could never be squashed? There was surely a thin line between love and hate.
Mbali and Lindelani – Photo credit (Instagram)
Azwindini and Mulalo (Muvhango)
We could not talk about on-screen hate without mentioning the rivalry between these actors who were brothers in Muvhango. Their hate was the very example of how the love for power and money could ruin relationships. Azwindini and Mulalo hated each other mainly because of the Chiefdom in the Mukwevho family. Mulalo even went to extreme lengths, like tricking everyone into appointing him as chief with the help of his wife.
To keep this secret, they even killed, which then led to events that resulted in Teboho’s imprisonment and left Mulalo near-death and trying to save face with his family. Azwindini was not moved by his brother’s situation and threw him out of the royal home. Was there any hope for these two brothers at all?
Azwindini and Mlalo – Photo credit (Instagram)
Zithulele and Nkululekho (Imbewu – The Seed)
These two actors portrayed brothers who hated like no other in this drama about a family with many secrets and lies. Nkululeko and Zithulele’s rivalry varied from hating each other over their father’s inheritance to fighting over Nokuzola (Zithulele’s wife, also Nkululeko’s ex).
Secrets, lies, and betrayal kept coming between these two brothers. Would their relationship be like their fathers’ relationship, which was based on deception and going around each other’s backs?
Zithulelo and Nhululeko – Photo credit (Instagram)
Due to how well they could imitate their characters, these actors had most viewers confused about whether they hated each other in their offscreen lives.
IN OTHER NEWS: Black Friday in Africa: Top Ten Shops to Visit for Gadgets
As the Black Friday shopping frenzy continues to gain momentum around the world, Africa is no exception to the bargain-hunting craze. Shoppers across the continent eagerly await this annual retail event to score incredible deals on a wide range of products, with gadgets being a top favorite.
Whether you’re in Cape Town, Nairobi, Lagos, or Cairo, Black Friday is your golden opportunity to grab the latest and greatest gadgets at unbeatable prices. In this article, we present the top ten shops in Africa to visit for the best gadget deals on Black Friday.
1. Takealot (South Africa)
Takealot, South Africa’s largest online retailer, offers an extensive selection of gadgets, including smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles, and more. Expect incredible discounts and doorbusters on Black Friday, making it a must-visit destination for tech enthusiasts.
2. Jumia (Nigeria)
Jumia, often referred to as the “Amazon of Africa,” is a one-stop-shop for electronics, gadgets, and accessories. On Black Friday, Jumia unleashes irresistible deals and exclusive flash sales, drawing tech-savvy shoppers from across the continent.
3. Konga (Nigeria)
Another tech-focused giant in Nigeria, Konga is known for its remarkable Black Friday sales. From smartwatches to home appliances, Konga has it all. Keep an eye out for their Black Friday deals to snag top gadgets at jaw-dropping prices.
4. Souq (Egypt)
Egypt’s leading online marketplace, Souq, offers a wide variety of electronic gadgets. Black Friday here is an event to behold, with deep discounts on smartphones, tablets, and more.
5. Raru (South Africa)
For gamers and tech enthusiasts in South Africa, Raru is a treasure trove of gaming consoles, accessories, and other gadgets. Black Friday at Raru means fantastic deals on gaming gear and tech.
6. Kilimall (Kenya)
Kilimall, Kenya’s largest online shopping mall, is a go-to destination for tech-savvy shoppers. On Black Friday, expect significant price drops on gadgets, including smartphones, laptops, and wearables.
7. Bidorbuy (South Africa)
Bidorbuy is an online auction and marketplace platform popular in South Africa. On Black Friday, you can find both new and used gadgets at competitive prices through auctions and instant buys.
8. Supermart (Nigeria)
Supermart, based in Nigeria, offers a wide range of tech gadgets and accessories. Black Friday deals here are known for their affordability, making it a great place to shop for electronics.
9. Gadget Shop (Kenya)
Gadget Shop, as the name suggests, is a dedicated retailer for all things electronic and tech-related. This Black Friday, expect special discounts on everything from headphones to smart home devices.
10. Amazon Africa (Available in Multiple Countries)
While not an African-based company, Amazon has made its presence felt in the African market, offering a wide selection of gadgets and electronics. On Black Friday, Amazon Africa features attractive discounts, especially for Amazon Prime members.
Africa’s Black Friday is rapidly evolving into a tech shopper’s paradise, with numerous e-commerce platforms offering unbeatable deals on gadgets and electronics. No matter where you are on the continent, these top ten shops will be your best bets for scoring the latest and greatest tech products at unbeatable prices. Make sure to mark your calendar and get ready to shop for Black Friday bargains in Africa!