Soapie writers in Mzansi have a way of portraying hate in their storylines that have their viewers hooked.
Some viewers find themselves relating and learning from the characters who hate each other. Here is a top-five list of actors who hate each other on-screen.
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 worsens when she discovers that Onalerona is her husband, Funani Zwide’s biological daughter, who she thought was dead after getting her and her mother killed years back.
Will this hate be squashed between these two actors, and what will happen when Onalerona finds out what happened to her mother when she was a baby and what the man she believes to be her father did?
Zandile and Precious (Durban Gen)
Theirs is a typical story of friends turned enemies and how a friend can 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 is Precious’s husband.
After that secret affair comes out and Thabo refuses to continue the love affair with Zandile after the cleansing ceremony, Zandile becomes desperate and starts to hate Precious, then comes up with the plan to reveal the biological father baby(who is her brother-in-law Sbusiso).
Their intense hate for each other has very deadly consequences as it will break a family apart when a brother fights his brother.
Mbali and Lindelani (Durban Gen)
Everyone loves a love-hate relationship. These two actors have portrayed how two people can 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 become tragic at the Dlamini’s, will Mbali find her way back to Lindelani’s arms, or this is just yet another beef that can never be squashed? There sure is a thin line between love and hate.
Azwindini and Mulalo (Muvhango)
We can not talk about on-screen hate without mentioning the rivalry between these actors who are brothers in Muvhango. Their hate is the very example of how the love for power and money can ruin relationships.
Azwindini and Mulalo hate each other mainly because of the Chiefdom in the Mukwevho family. Mulalo even goes 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 led to Teboho’s imprisonment and left Mulalo near-death and trying to save face with his family. Azwindini is not moved by his brother’s situation and throws him out of the royal home. Is there any hope for these two brothers at all?
Zithulele and Nkululekho (Imbewu – The Seed)
These two actors portray brothers who hate like no other in this drama about a family with many secrets and lies. Nkululeko and Zithulele’s rivalry has 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 keep coming between these two brothers. Will their relationship be like their fathers’ relationship, which was based on deception and going around each other’s backs?
Due to how good they can imitate their characters, these actors have most viewers confused about whether they hate each other in their offscreen lives.