Luyanda Zwane exits as Sibongile & the Dlaminis become most watched.


Luyanda Zwane exits as Sibongile & the Dlaminis become most watched.

From the moment it debuted, the drama series Sibongile and the Dlaminis became a smash hit. The story of Sibongile Mbambo, a domestic worker wishing for a better life, unfolds in the series. She works for the wealthy Dlamini family, who reside on a beautiful estate.

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The hit drama series Sibongile and the Dlaminis has amassed a whopping 2.6 million views. This is a first for Mzansi Wethu, crowning Sibongile and the Dlaminis as the most-watched telenovela.Nomsa Philiso from MultiChoice spoke about this achievement, saying it is a cause for celebration.

“What makes this telenovela so special is the combination of good scripting, casting, and overall production, which makes it a pleasure to watch.”


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Philiso went on to say that the show has been renewed for a second season and that they hope people will continue to support it.The main woman, Luyanda Zwane, veteran Isibaya actresses Ayanda Borotho and Siyabonga Shibe, and rising talent Vuyo Biyela are among the show’s remarkable actors and actresses.
Speaking to Briefly News, Luyanda Zwane revealed that she will not be returning as Sibongile in Season 2. Sources reveal that Luyanda Zwane will exit the show at the end of 2023, and the character might get replaced.

“This achievement confirms we’re on the right track, telling meaningful stories that bring happiness and hope. The reception from South Africa is amazing. As for Season 2, expect a new Sibongile; I won’t be returning due to differences and challenges with production.


As the leading lady, this makes me super happy and proud because I cherish Sibongile’s journey. It’s very close to my heart, and seeing South Africa touched by her is absolutely amazing!”

For its debut season, Sibongile & The Dlaminis garnered over a million views. As of October 2023, the show had even seen an incredible 341% spike in viewers for its timeslot.

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At the time, Phil Mphela wrote, “Sibongile and the Dlaminis ratings soar.” As of October, the Mzansi Wethu telenovela had amassed one million viewers. As a result, the show has the highest rating on DStv for its time slot. This is significant for the show and network because the 18:30 time slot is very valuable and competitive for media sales.”


Alaa Hamdy

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