What Nefisa Mkhabela said ahead of House of Zwide premiere

Nefisa Mkhabela confirmed her lead role on e.tv’s upcoming new soapie, House of Zwide, as she is set to play Ona Molapo.

e.tv took to Twitter on Monday, 19 July 2021, to confirm the upcoming premiere of the first episode of the new soapie, House of Zwide. The new program is set to replace Rhythm City, which concluded its 14-year stint on the channel on Friday, 16 July 2021. House of Zwide is the new program which has tapped new talent, Nefisa Mkhabela as one of the leads.

According to a promotional statement on Thursday, 15 July 2021, “House of Zwide is a show which contrasts two worlds and two families. The one is set in Tembisa where the Molapo family reside and the other is Rosebank where we find the well-off and fashionable Zwide family.”

Additionally, the leads are detailed as Vusi Kunene as Funani Zwide, the designing brains behind the fashion house, House of Zwide, and Winnie Ntshaba as his wife, Faith Ziwde.

The statement added, “This cast is sure to hit home with local talent like Matshepo Maleme who plays Rea Molapo. She is Isaac’s wife and is the mama bear who will fight for her children. She is burdened with the secret that Ona is not her daughter and the secret becomes even heavier when Isaac (played by Jeffrey Sekele) finally reveals who Ona really is.”

As the premiere of the first episode is set to air, Mkhabela confirmed her role as Ona Molapo. Taking to Instagram on Saturday, 17 July 2021, Mkhabela wrote, in part, “I am so excited to take you all on this journey of how I brought this character to life and I hope anyone with a dream that’s different is inspired to follow their passion as it will uncover who you really are.”

House of Zwide is set to premiere on Monday, 19 July 2021, on e.tv at 19:00.

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