Mzansi Magic has announced that legendary actor Menzi Ngubane has been asked by his family to postpone filming local telenovela, The Queen Season 5. Menzi was set to start filming season 5 of The Queen in July, and Ferguson Films has been anticipating welcoming him to the show with great excitement.
The production company has been aware of the challenges Menzi Ngubane has faced with his health, and through constant communication with him and his family, was kept abreast of his condition.
The Ngubane family have humbly requested that Mr. Ngubane take more time to focus on his health and recovery.
“We were very excited when we announced that Menzi will be joining The Queen family, as he brings with him a wealth of experience. We will continue keeping them in our prayers and supporting them on this journey, and wish Menzi strength to continue fighting the good fight, and come back stronger than ever,” says The Queen executive producer Connie Ferguson. “We can’t wait for him to make his return soon to entertain our viewers with his charismatic acting skills and screen presence,” added co-executive producer Shona Ferguson.
The Ngubane family have expressed great gratitude to all who have been concerned about his wellbeing and appreciate the prayers, and have asked for privacy to allow them to focus on Ngubane’s recovery.
“We at Mzansi Magic have been devastated by the news of Ngubane’s health challenges and would like to wish him a speedy recovery. The health and well-being of our talent remains a priority and we commend Ferguson Films for taking all the necessary precautions to allow him to focus on his health,” says Nomsa Philiso, the Channel Director for local entertainment Channels at M-Net.
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