‘It was nerve-wrecking’: Sive Mabuya on ‘How to Ruin Love’ role.


‘It was nerve-wrecking’: Sive Mabuya on ‘How to Ruin Love’ role.

Former ‘Scandal!’ actress Sivenathi ‘Sive’ Mabuya opens up about her first lead role in Netflix’s ‘How to Ruin Love’.



Actress Sivenathi “Sive” Mabuya portrays the role of Zoleka in How to Ruin Love: The Proposal.


The Smoke and Mirrors actress Sive Mabuya discusses her role in How to Ruin Love with Sowetan.


“It was nerve-wrecking, but it was always something I wanted to do. I knew it was going to be tough. I knew I was going to be scared and nervous but in a good way and hopefully it’s one of many,” she says.

The talented actress adds that she’s been longing to play a character like her latest Netflix character, Zoleka.

“She’s someone who speaks isiXhosa and she’s from the Eastern Cape like me. So, I play someone who reminds me of an aunt or sister of mine. I resonated with her so much. In order to pull off a convincing act, I knew I had to allow myself to be ugly, hilarious, crazy and just over the top. I had to tap into every emotion to give out Zoleka.”

Netflix confirms that Mabuya stars alongside actor Bohang Moeko who portrays her long-term boyfriend, Kagiso.

Mabuya’s character believes that her long-term boyfriend, Kagiso is cheating on her. She takes matters into her own hands as she’s a cynic who is desperate to find out if Kagiso is being unfaithful.

Her character is left heartbroken as things don’t work out as planned and enlists the help of their families to get her relationship back on track.

Mabuya is also known for playing Nokwakha in Smoke and Mirrors, Xolile in Scandal! and Mkabi in Shaka Ilembe.


Sive Mabuya will also star Dumisani Mbebe, Noxolo Dlamini, Nefisa Mkhabela, Mapaseka Koetle and Thabo Malema in How to Ruin Love.

Mabuya’s Scandal! character’s brother, played by Ayanda Daweti plays her cousin Langa in How To Ruin Love: The Proposal.

Other well-known South African actors include, Marjorie Langa, John Morapama, S’dumo Mtshali and Tina Jaxa.

Ok Mzansi reports that viewers will follow Zoleka as she navigates the turbulent waters of love with her signature flair for self-sabotage.

From the altar to the streets, Zoleka’s journey promises to be anything but ordinary as she embarks on a quest to find love while accidentally ruining everything in her path.

The series deliver the same level of comedy, drama, and heartwarming moments as How to Ruin Christmas that captured audiences’ hearts.

The romantic comedy series is a spin-off to How to Ruin franchise which stars Thando Thabethe and Sandile Mahlangu.



Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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