You are miss-taken

Futhi snatches a mo­ment in the spot­light by pre­tend­ing to be her cousin Zakithi.

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Imbewu view­ers did a dou­ble-take when they first saw real-life twins Nok­wanda and Nokubonga Khuzwayo play­ing cousins Futhi and Zakithi Bhengu re­spec­tively. By now, many of us are in on the truth, but the soapie is go­ing to play tricks when univer­sity stu­dent Futhi is mis­taken for her high-fly­ing cor­po­rate cousin Zakithi on Fri­day 16 Novem­ber. And in the spirit of mis­chief, Futhi de­cides to have fun with their sim­i­lar­i­ties on Mon­day 19 Novem­ber. “The cre­ative team saw an op­por­tu­nity for a great story and maybe this was their way of an­swer­ing our view­ers. Pretty smart, I think,” says Nok­wanda.


“Futhi has al­ways wanted more in life than just be­ing a girl from eMakhaya, start­ing with the Swenka com­pe­ti­tion, then singing at Um­samo. She wants to feel how it is to be heard, to feel im­por­tant, to feel wanted and to be­long and be ac­cepted and not feel in­vis­i­ble. Zakithi is re­spected and so im­por­tant and just so strong and looks just like her. She wants a taste of that, but not to cause any trou­ble… and she al­most gets away with it,” says Nok­wanda with a laugh. Alas on Tues­day 20 Novem­ber the mas­quer­ade must come to an end when Futhi’s shenani­gans land her in the news­pa­per and in dis­grace! “When her drunken face is all over the tabloids and ev­ery­one is think­ing that it’s her cousin, that is when it hits her that she might have ru­ined her cousin’s im­age,” warns Nok­wanda. Whoops! We won­der how Miss High-andMighty Zakithi is go­ing to spin this lat­est Bhengu PR catas­tro­phe.


For Nok­wanda, hav­ing Futhi play her char­ac­ter Zakithi wasn’t a sim­ple mat­ter of turn­ing to her twin for tips. “I didn’t want to in­volve Nok­wanda too much be­cause I wanted Futhi to get this on her own. We didn’t dis­cuss this too much. We spoke about it but we never re­ally dis­cussed it. I just had to watch the show but with my fo­cus more on Zakithi,” says Nok­wanda.

Futhi gives her­self a quick chop and buzz.

And just like that, Futhi be­comes Zakithi.

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