Thando Thabethe Will Star In A New Series On Mnet

Entertainment commentator, Phil Mphela has just announced that former Housekeepers and 5FM drive time host, Thando Thabede will star in new series which is an 8-part investigative crime drama called Reyka. 

The show which will begin in July of this year will air on Mnet. Reyka is a co-production between SA and the UK, filmed in Mzansi, and will be distributed globally.

Here are some reactions from Thabethe’s fand:

“Thando Thabethe, Thuso Mbedu, Pearl Thusi, Nomzamo Mbatha These ladies are consistently getting the damn bag. The real bag!!”

“I love Thando’s work, great actor. What a star.”

“Best Actress, I love those big eyes when she cries with no makeup. Wow such art!”

“Since leaving 5FM her doors are opening wider and wider! Congrats to her.”

“Yasss. I have been craving an investigative crime drama. Can’t wait to watch.”

Thabethe who was previously in the headlines last year for her sudden resignation from 5FM has spoken out against the station and said:

“Context first: 5FM had “acting programme & station manager for a couple of months, they finally appointed JD Mostert and Siyanda Fikelephi as Station & Programme Manager respectively.

“On Friday 28 Feb I had a meeting with the PM who let me know that the show was renewed, as per our annual negotiations. I then tried to negotiate a raise of R200 an hour. At this point he had agreed for me to take 2 weeks leave to shoot housekeepers.”

“Fast forward the following Monday I hear that the Thabooty drive will be no longer as it doesn’t fit into the 2/5 year plan of the SABC. This info I hear from colleagues or people on my show. At this point I hear that the replacement of the show had already been notified and so had my current teammates. Note: I was the last to find out that my very own show no longer existed!!!”

She added: “I was offered…wait for it…SUNDAYS 4-7am. I have ploughed many hours into the work that I do, and found this an insult after 11 years on radio. I then proceeded to resign. The current line up at 5FM is not a representation of the diverse country that we live in. It’s also very easy to dub me as “demanding” to the powers that be in the hope that the truth doesn’t come out.

“The truth eventually did come out, I was then offered my original slot back, which I declined, in the fear of being victimized by the very same ppl who wanted me gone to begin with.

“Because I have been in this industry for a while and understand 100% that shows are shuffled and changed annually. My gripe is the lies told to me and about me for personal gains. I hope this never happens to anyone else. I know of many stories where artists are mistreated…And hope that others will be able to speak up when unfairly labelled and treated.”

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