Actress Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong who plays the much loved character of Dintle Nyathi on Scandal is set to join a new comedy show on SABC2, alongside veteran actor, Sello Sebotsane.
Sebotsane will play the role of Bra Pantsula, Welile Nzunza plays the role of Tshiamo, Chantal Stanfield plays the role of Jade, Duane Williams plays the role of AAngelo, Meme Ditshego plays the role of Refiloe, Bahle Hadebe plays the role of Kopano and Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong plays the role of Puleng.
The comedy series which is titled, Ak’siSpaza will begin early April and will focus on a family that lives in Soweto according to Daily Sun’s article.
The channel stated that the family owns a local supermarket in Kliptown, Soweto and they must face the challenges of working together as a family.
SABC’s head of PR; Zandile Nkonyeni said this in an interview with Daily Sun: “Issues around customer service, innovative marketing and managing staff are all complications every businessman has to face.
We get to learn about challenges of a family-run business. We hope the show inspires a spirit of entrepreneurship that is so desperately needed in this country. The world has been going through a lot, with lockdown that subsequently caused the economic downfall and more unemployment.
We show a man who tries and fails. But he always picks himself up and keeps fighting to achieve success. This enduring spirit is what we hope will inspire the audience in their career endeavors.”
This will be Sebotsane’s return to SABC 2 comedy drama after he played the role of Philane; a sensitive rugby player, in the SABC2 sitcom Stokvel, from 2006-2012. He’s also starred in SABC2’S Afrikaans show, Andries Plak in 2007
Actress Mapaseka Koetle is no stranger to comedy as she is known for her comedic role of Didi on ETV’s Scandal. She is also known for her hilarious, comedic, sketches which she posts on social media on Fridays titled, Motlotlo Friday.