Former Generations actor Mike ‘Khapela’ Mvelase joins Isibaya

Mvelase will play the role of Phumelele’s (Ayanda Morotho) no-nonsense uncle on the popular Mzansi Magic soapie.

There have been no word yet on when Mvelase’s first air date will be, however we can confirm that he just started shooting with the show.

There is also no clarity on how long his stay with the show will be, but for now he is with the show on a recurring status.

“We can confirm that Mike Mvelase has recently joined Isibaya. It is a small role, but has possibility for the future. We are not promising anything,” Isibaya publicist Emmah Ngomane said.

“He will play Phumelele’s uncle and will be part of the royal court. He’ll be introduced as the uncle who comes to resolve some nonsense that Ngwebedla (Ernest Ndlovu) and Solomzi (Buyile Mdladla) have been up to.”

It has been a while since we’ve seen Mike Mvelase on our screens. The actor, who became famous for his role as Khapela Ngcobo on Generations, will be starring as Loyiso Masiya on 7de Laan.

He told TV Plus that he got a warm welcome on set. “They make you feel part of the family, that they care about you. It’s everyone for themselves at Generations,” he said, adding that he prefers being Loyiso than Khaphela. “He’s a man of his own ambitions, like me. He has a cold side, but he’s also smart and will fight for his family. Khaphela was no businessman and he let emotion cloud his judgement,” he explained.

When asked if he’s ever return to Generations, Mike said no. He told TV Plus: “I was there for ten years and don’t believe in going backwards. I want to move forward and play intriguing characters.”

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