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Wiseman Mncube, best known as Jama in eHostela, to play Mqhele in The Wife

Best known as Jama in eHostela, Wiseman Mncube will play Mqhele in Season 3 of the award-winning, record-breaking, Twitter-topping Showmax Original telenovela The Wife, according the production company Stained Glass.

In eHostela, he won the Golden Horn for Best Actor in a TV Drama at the 2020 SAFTAs. He also appeared in Uzalo as Sibonelo and will appear in the upcoming epic Shaka iLembe.

Wiseman takes over from Bonko Khoza as Mqhele, hailed as “the national husband” by fans and nominated for DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice and SAFTA Awards for the role.


What actor wouldn’t want to be a part of The Wife?”asked  Wiseman, a fan of both the book and the show.

“Mqhele is a very interesting role, and I’m right at home with it.  There’s a lot to think about and play from the love story to the anger and care. uBonko carried the role with such dignity and authority. I’m not here to replace Bonko, but to embark on my own journey as Mqhele, picking up where he left off and running with it in my own way.”

“Wiseman is a versatile performer with many awards. Mqhele and his insanity are in good hands,” says series producer Kamogelo Aphane.

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