Luyanda Zwane Breaks Silence on Departure from “Sibongile and The Dlaminis

Toxic Work Environment and Health Issues Led to Actress’ Exit

Luyanda Zwane, the talented actress who brought the character of Sibongile to life in the popular Mzansi Wethu telenovela “Sibongile and The Dlaminis”, has finally opened up about her departure from the show. In a heartfelt Instagram post, Zwane revealed that she left the show due to a toxic work environment and health issues, putting an end to speculation and rumors surrounding her exit.

*A Difficult Time*

Zwane’s post revealed that she was dealing with personal struggles, including the illness and eventual passing of her grandmother, while also battling her own health problems. Despite her professional commitments, she prioritized her family and health, choosing to spend precious time with her grandmother during her final days.

*Rumors and Misconceptions*

Contrary to rumors and speculation, Zwane’s departure from the show was not due to her being “full of herself” or “difficult” to work with. Instead, she was fighting a silent battle, struggling to balance her career and personal life. Her Instagram post set the record straight, putting an end to harmful rumors and misconceptions.

*A New Chapter*

As Zwane moves on from “Sibongile and The Dlaminis”, a new chapter begins for the show. Nsikelelo Mthiyane has taken over the role of Sibongile, bringing a fresh energy to the character. Mthiyane’s journey to landing the role is an inspiring one, having joined an agency as an extra and eventually auditioning for the part.

*Gratitude and Excitement*

Both Zwane and Mthiyane have expressed gratitude for their experiences on the show. Zwane is thankful for the opportunity to have played Sibongile, while Mthiyane is excited to take on the role and make it her own. As season two of “Sibongile and The Dlaminis” premieres in July, fans can look forward to a new chapter in the story, with Mthiyane bringing a fresh perspective to the character.


Luyanda Zwane’s departure from “Sibongile and The Dlaminis” was not without its challenges, but she has emerged stronger and more resilient. Her story serves as a reminder that even in the face of adversity, we must prioritize our well-being and take control of our own narratives. As we bid farewell to Zwane’s Sibongile, we welcome Mthiyane’s new interpretation, excited to see what the future holds for this talented young actress.

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