The entire cast worshipped at the church in Atteridgeville, Tshwane, led by their boss, Duma Ndlovu. Among the actors who attended were the popular Sindi Dlathu and Sello Maake Ka Ncube. Speaking on behalf of the cast, Sindi said: “We are grateful for what God has done for us. “We came here to show our appreciation and to worship with our viewers.”
Duma said the reason the soap was not nominated for anything at the recent Saftas was because a decision was taken last year not to enter. But the cast had many things to be grateful for. The soap celebrated its 20th anniversary and was airing five days a week. “The creative team took a decision that entering for awards was not contributing to production. “We rather concentrated on building our brand,” Duma said.
He said the production team had experienced many difficulties over the past few years, including financial problems and the death of several cast members. Despite this, the team managed to pull together and contribute to one of Mzansi’s most popular soapies. “That is why we came to worship and praise God for looking after us for 20 years. “Nine years ago when we were faced with difficulties, we prayed for God’s intervention and it paid off,” he said.
The church’s Bishop Abram Sibiya said Muvhango was one of the country’s biggest soapies because it included God in whatever it did. “We need more successful people to praise and thank God,” he said.