SCANDAL’S NHLAMULO, MATHEWS RANTSOMA, OPENS UP ABOUT HIS WIFE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Mathews Rantsoma, the talented actor best known for his role as Nhlamulo, late Lindiwe Ngema’s husband on the popular soapie Scandal!, left fans in shock and awe recently when he shared a heartfelt post on Instagram, introducing his “real-life” wife and celebrating her academic achievement.
Viewers of the show have come to associate Rantsoma with his character on Scandal! to such an extent that they found it hard to picture him having a spouse outside the show’s realm. Yet, the actor’s Instagram post revealed a charming, personal side of him, which his admirers had never seen before.
A Milestone Achievement
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The Instagram post in question featured a lovely photo of Rantsoma’s wife, accompanied by a heartfelt caption that read, “Oh, my love… Oh, my wife! What a milestone! What an achievement!!! At least now you can teach our children all their subjects at school, and I will teach them how to mess up the house. I am extremely proud of you… you have done it… well done, caster… well done!”
This display of admiration for his wife’s accomplishments, combined with the endearing nickname “caster,” captivated the attention of fans and followers, who had become so accustomed to seeing him in his role as Nhlamulo.
A Whirlwind Journey
Mathews Rantsoma has recently gained even more fame by joining the cast of the TV series The Wife as Tsietsi. However, it was his role as Nhlamulo in Scandal! that truly catapulted him to stardom. Following the exit of his on-screen wife, portrayed by Nomvelo Makhanya, after a decade on the show, fans were left in shock and mourning.
The unexpected reveal of Rantsoma’s real-life wife stirred mixed reactions among Scandal! fans. Many expressed their astonishment, as they had only recently bid farewell to the character of Lindiwe, played by Makhanya. A sense of surprise and disbelief colored the responses:
- Emiexagie: “Mama’s is not even three days gone, and you already have ‘my wife?'”
- Siyandakameli: “We just buried maLindi yesterday, and here we are with ‘my wife’ – amadoda.”
- Nmpumez2: “Acting is just too convincing; we forget you’re a real person when you play Lindiwe.”
- Presh_lala: “I’m disappointed 🥺🥺🥺🥺 you have a wife… anyway, congratulations.”
- Philldraylor: “So you have another wife, that’s why you rushed to bury Lindiwe? 😢 Rip Malindi.”
The reactions showcase the strong emotional bond that viewers developed with the characters and how convincingly Rantsoma played his role as Nhlamulo in the series.
As Mathews Rantsoma navigates the transition from being Nhlamulo to engaging with his real-life persona and achievements, it’s a testament to his acting prowess and the enduring impact of the characters he brings to life on-screen. Fans of Scandal! eagerly await his future roles and how they may intertwine with his personal life.