Tonight, SABC 2's Muvhango, which is the South Africa's second most watched soapie, celebrates its 2000th episode. And a fitting way to celebrate this great milestone, is a wedding of one of the long suffering (in love) lead actresses and original cast member, Thandaza Buthelezi (Sindi Dlathu).
Thandaza has seen her fair share of weddings, having been married to Edward Mukwevho (deceased) then to his cousin, Ndalamao, who cheated on her with Meme, forcing them to get a divorce. She then met and fell in love with Pheko Mokoena, who also happened to be Edward's cousin, from his maternal side. This was seen as a taboo relationship. She was forced to let him go (not that Pheko made it easy for her). She then met Ranthumeng, who is Pheko's cousin (sooo incestuous) and married him.
|Ranthumeng (Themba Nofemele) and Thandaza's first wedding|
Ranthumeng and Thandaza reconnected earlier this year and tonight will be tying the knot.
Congratulations to Duma ka Ndlovu and his Word of Mouth Pictures team for the show's success. From being a weekly drama in the 90s to a daily soap in 2014, it's a great accomplishment. Here's to 2000 more episodes.
Tune in to the wedding spectacular at 9pm tonight, on SABC 2.