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Actor Vusi Kunene exits House of Zwide

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Actor Vusi Kunene exits House of Zwide

Vusi Kunene is a renowned South African actor, best recognized for his captivating performances in several popular television shows. He is most famous for his roles as Jack Mabaso in the long-running soap opera Generations and its continuation, Generations: The Legacy, as well as Funani Zwide in the drama series House of Zwide. Kunene has also garnered acclaim for his portrayal of Bhekifa in Isibaya from 2014 to 2016 and Jefferson Sibeko in Isidingo from 2009 to 2014.

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Beyond his acting prowess, Kunene is particularly admired for his exceptional command of the Zulu language, commonly referred to as isiZulu, which he seamlessly incorporates into his performances. Since beginning his acting career in 1993, Kunene has amassed an impressive filmography, having appeared in over 25 films and television shows. In 2011, his powerful performance in the drama series Soul City earned him the prestigious Golden Horn Award for Best Actor.

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Vusi Kunene says goodbye to House of Zwide

The recent developments on House of Zwide have revealed that Kunene’s character, Funani Zwide, is set to depart the show. The teasers suggest a dramatic storyline involving the kidnapping of Nkosi’s daughter, Busi, by the character Nandipha. In a bid to rescue his child, Funani is said to confront Nandipha, ultimately leading to her death. However, the turmoil does not end there, as Funani’s father falls ill in KwaZulu-Natal, prompting Funani to make the decision to leave House of Zwide and return to his home.

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Teasers reads:

Monday 22 July 2024: An emotional Funani departs for KZN, leaving the company in the control of his children, while a stunned Faith is left out.

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Tuesday 23 July 2024: Nkosi calls a meeting with Ona and Zanele to plot the way forward and to decide on the new CEO of HoZ.

Wednesday 24 July 2024: Ona declares she has no interest in the CEO position or in pursuing a career at HoZ, paving the way for Nkosi to become HoZ's new CEO.

Kunene’s departure from House of Zwide marks a significant shift in the show’s narrative, with his children, Nkosi and Ona, expected to take on greater roles within the family business. Nkosi, in particular, is poised to emerge as the new CEO of House of Zwide, a move that is sure to shake up the dynamics within the company.

As fans eagerly await the unfolding of these events, Vusi Kunene’s legacy as one of South Africa’s most celebrated actors continues to solidify, with his exceptional performances and versatility captivating audiences across the country and beyond.

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