Actress Zola Nombona Announces Her Latest Lead Role
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 19 October, 2023
It just a couple of days before the highly anticipated, My Brother’s Keeper premiers. The telenovela will take Gomora‘s slot on Mzansi Magic channel 161, which is airing its last episode on Friday.
The multi-talented and star-studded cast of My Brother’s Keeper includes Wiseman Mncube, Zola Nombona, S’dumo Mtshali, Lindani Nkosi, Nelisa Mchunu and Rosemary Zimu. The telenovela also stars Vuyiseka Cawe, Hlengiwe Lushaba-Madlala, Nkanyiso Mchunu, Sparky Xulu, Raphael Griffiths and Nthabiseng Kgosana.
My Brother’s Keeper tells the story of Nqubeko, played by the multi-award winning Wiseman, the headstrong and overambitious son of a mistress who is tired of being side-lined by his father. Nqubeko decides to break the rules of ‘ukungena’ by going after his brother’s widow, Fakazile, the woman who holds the controlling power to the Shabalala family empire.
But Nqubeko’s mad quest for power and need for his father’s approval puts him on a collision course with his four half-brothers, threatening to tear down the Shabalalas and their future.
Zola, who plays Fakazile Shabalala, has taken to social media to introduce the character. Speaking of Fakazile, Zola said that reaching into the character has been an amazing experience. The talented actress and Foschini brand ambassador also expressed massive gratitude to God for the opportunity she has been given.
“My latest offering: Meet Fakazile Shabalala – The King Maker It’s a journey I’m so excited to finally share with your guys ♥️ Delving into this character has been so amazing I’m so grateful to God for this opportunity. Let’s meet on the 23rd October at 19:30 on @mzansimagic The Home of Local ,” Zola said in excitement.
Speaking to True Love Mahazine, Zola said;
Failure has shown me how strong I am. In those moments I get to see the potential I carry. Every time I get knocked down, I know it’s a step to something bigger. I always feel like there’s a next level and that’s what happened with Dancing With The Stars. I made it to the finals and I left feeling like I’d won. I learnt to be my own cheerleader.
When I started out in the industry, I really enjoyed watching myself on TV. Now, not so much. The more I grow, the more pressure I put on myself. I’ve been so blessed to portray different characters, so now I’m unable to watch myself on TV while getting into someone else’s skin. It’s a weird state, but that’s how it is. She added.