Abo Mzala

The ladies are back for less clean­ing up and more man-hunt­ing in sea­son 2 of sit­com Abo Mzala.

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Go­ing to Jozi to be­come a do­mes­tic worker isn’t all faulty vac­u­ums and bossy madams on Abo Mzala (2011cur­rent). For friends Thandi (Nomsa Buthelezi), Zodwa (Them­b­sie Matu), Thuli (Nqo­bile Si­pamla) and Ella (Salamina Mos­ese), it’s the chance to es­cape their ru­ral lives and find rich guys to sweep them off their feet and out of poverty. It’s been three years since the four­some hit our screens and we’re let­ting you in on what to ex­pect with the ladies, along with Thuli’s ec­cen­tric madam Mrs Flam­ming (Jen­nifer Steyn) and her flam­boy­ant son Ja­son (Wade De­lagey). And there’s a new lady join­ing when Ella wins a trip to the US and gets her cousin Lala (Rami Chuene) to fill in…


You’re de­scribed as the “hur­ri­cane” of the

group… More like fire-cracker! Thandi is sexy, talk­a­tive and ex­tra­or­di­nary. And she’s the big­gest man-eater of them all.

How has she changed since sea­son 1? She’s worse now [Laughs]. She’s ditched her Ron­ald McDon­ald eye­brows and now aims higher when it comes to men –

doc­tors, lawyers and even (model and ac­tor) Maps Maponyane! So she’s evolv­ing! Should we ex­pect a

mar­ried Thandi in sea­son 3? I think within two episodes of sea­son 3, she will have what she’s af­ter.


You’re a new face to the show. How are you

find­ing Zodwa? While I’m the com­plete op­po­site, I play a stern char­ac­ter on Rhythm City (Sis Bee), so I en­joy play­ing Zodwa the dis­ci­plinar­ian. Although I’m told to be less funny as my own per­son­al­ity some­times comes through.

Do you find that chal­leng­ing? I au­di­tioned for Thandi in sea­son 1 and we have sim­i­lar per­son­al­i­ties, but Nomsa and I can’t be loud and colour­ful at the same level.

How does Zodwa re­late to the other ladies? She’s the only one who isn’t a maid as she owns a spaza shop and sees her­self as an en­tre­pre­neur and there­fore bet­ter. I think it cre­ates a bal­ance.


We last saw you as Mu­vhango’s Kho­motjo. How’s the tran­si­tion from drama to com­edy

been? Your cre­ative li­cence is big­ger in com­edy. You have to think on your feet be­cause th­ese ladies im­pro­vise a lot.

De­scribe Lala. She knows ev­ery­thing but clean­ing. She’s mis­guided about fash­ion, lazy and is just af­ter a good time. She’s not very street­wise ei­ther.

How’s she fit­ting in? She loves at­ten­tion and thinks that she makes an im­pres­sion on the other ladies.


What’s new for Thuli in sea­son 2? She is fiercer, with a wild streak and she’s a lot more des­per­ate to find a man. She’s more cu­ri­ous and wants to tap into the world by mim­ick­ing TV char­ac­ters. So how is she deal­ing with new ad­di­tion Lala? She’s tol­er­at­ing her to a cer­tain ex­tent and doesn’t pre­tend to be happy about her pres­ence as she misses Ella. And re­la­tions be­tween Thuli and Mrs Flam­ming? Theirs is more of a friend­ship, not just a re­la­tion­ship be­tween em­ployee and em­ployer. It’s strength­ened and chal­lenged. Thuli also bonds a lot more with Ja­son.

From left: Thandi, Zodwa,

Lala and Thuli.


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of the 26 episodes.

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