The Queen actress Zandile Msutwana gets badly injured during production, Thembisa Mdoda replaces her


The Queen actress Zandile Msutwana will be temporarily replaced by TV personality and actress Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo after she sustained an injury on set.

“It is with both great sadness and excitement that we make this announcement. Zandile Msutwana, who plays Vuyiswa Maake, sustained an injury while on set. Unfortunately Msutwana cannot carry out her duties and has been booked off to recover well at home,” read a statement from Mzansi Magic.

The production company said season five of The Queen needed to be wrapped up quickly which meant it cannot wait for Msutwana to get better before continuing with filming.

“From 19 April 2021, Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo will be gracing our screens as the new Vuyiswa Maake. We have no doubt that with Thembisa's immense talent and skills, along with the support and guidance she has received from Msutwana, the character of Vuyiswa Maake will continue to steal the hearts of viewers,” read the statement.

The extent of Msutwana's injury is unclear, but it must be very bad, considering that she had to be replaced by Thembisa Mdoda while recovering at home. The stunt that got her injured must have been a very tough one, action-packed, probably.

– Sowetan

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