Tshirumbula, popularly known as Nkuli, joins Mfundi Vundla’s SABC1 soapie as the musical chairs continue at the production.
The Strictly Come Dancing contestant will be playing the character of Vuyo Radebe, Zola Radebe’s son, according to Sunday World sources.
Although Tshirumbula did not want to give away much in terms of the storyline, he however confirmed that he had joined the Generations cast. “Yes, I am in, I am busy in the gym at the moment and we can perhaps talk later,” he said yesterday. Vundla’s phone rang unanswered.
Tshirumbula played Gundo in Muvhango, the multilingual SABC2 drama series and was a hit with women whenever he displayed his six pack. He gained recognition when he was nominated and won the Sowetan Mzansi’s Sexiest Man Award and the Feather Awards last year. He has also ventured into music as a DJ, going as Nkuli M.
A month ago, he was among the 10 celebrity contestants on the eighth season of SABC3’s Strictly Come Dancing reality dance competition.
With his partner and professional dancer Nombulelo Hlathi they finished third.
Miss Mash, as he is known among his circle of friends, did not want to commit himself by revealing much about his character, preferring to only say he was on set shooting.
“Speak to the Rhythm City script consultant [Funeka Mpela] or the publicity people. I don’t know whether I should be talking about it,” said Mash.
Mpela said she would only comment after “Monday (tomorrow) because I want to establish whether the timing is right”.
It is not the first time Mash, real name Emmanuel Mashiloane, will be appearing on the small screen. He was on Mzansi Magic’s kasi drama Zabalaza before.
He has also featured on Gaz’lam 2,Tshisa 1, Backstage and the movie Streetlife.
In 2000 he appeared in an international advertisement with Nelson Mandela for the department of trade and tourism and was the face of a dishwasher liquid commercial as a black Marilyn Monroe.