South African and Isibaya soapie lovers should brace up for losing one of their favourite actress Nomzamo Mbatha for good, after she landed a role in the famous US comedian Eddy Murphy’s Movie Coming 2 America .
As such, she is now contemplating to relocate permanently to Los Angeles, and will soon be bidding farewell to her local fans of the Mzansi Magic soapie, Isibaya.
Thandeka as she is affectionately known on the show, moved to the US earlier this year in pursuit of her acting dreams.
Her manager Pumza Nohashe confirmed she was leaving, saying it was only a matter of time before Mbatha vanishes from local TV screens.
To the contrary, Isibaya director Adze Ugah refuted the claims, alleging, the actress who is yet to tender her resignation letter is still one of their own.
“I don’t know anything about Nomzamo leaving the Isibaya cast because she is still highly considered one of our own.
“As far as I know she still shoots with us but she hasn’t been shooting currently because she is out of the country. She makes sure she still comes back to shoot for her role,” said Ugah. He could not confirm if Mbatha had showed up at their studios to shoot her short film which she showcased at the Durban International Film Festival last month.
“She was here recently but I don’t know if she did come to work. Nomzamo is still part of our cast unless she disputes the facts,” he said.
Far from the madding crowd back home, Mbatha was over the moon, after securing the role in Murphy’s production.
This is will go down in history as her first major role at the global arena, and she would be part of the crew that would see Prince Akeem, played by Murphy, head back to a fictional land in Africa called Zamunda, where he will be grooming his son who he never knew about.
“I’m rendered speechless to be a part of a project of this magnitude and it being a classic. To God be the glory. “I am grateful, I am humbled, I am honoured to be the part of the cast of Coming To America,” she said.
Nomzamo Nxumalo Mbatha commonly known as Nomzamo Mbatha was born on 13 July 1990, she is one of the prominent South African actresses, a television personality, businesswoman as well as a human rights activist.