‘KK’ has sights set on Generations


JOHANNESBURG — Muvhango actor MacDonald Ndou, who plays “KK”, is set to join the new-look Generations when it returns in December.KK

According to Sunday World, Ndou went for auditions this week and is awaiting a response from the soapie’s creator Mfundi Vundla.

Even though it is not clear which character he will play, it is understood that Vundla wanted to incorporate tshiVenda into the new-look Generations to woo more viewers when the soapie returns.

Production sources claimed that KK was earmarked for a tshiVenda-speaking character, which was still being discussed among the producers.

Africa’s biggest soapie went off air after a protracted pay dispute that saw 16 actors axed.

“MacDonald is a definite yes, because he is part of Mfundi’s new strategy to give people a reason to watch the new soapie,” a source in the production team said.

“Like many other well-established actors, he already has a following that is attached to his acting.”

Ndou confirmed that he auditioned for one of the the characters on Generations, but said he was still awaiting results.

“I haven’t received a call from them yet,” he said.

When asked if that signals his exit from Muvhango, Ndou said: “I can’t say that I will be leaving now as everything will be decided by the call from Generations. That’s when I will decide to leave them.”

Generations financial director Frederick Stark could not cast any light on the matter.

“There hasn’t been any decision made about what you are asking. And we won’t be doing that,” he said.

Muvhango publicist Amanda Ngudle said: “That’s a personal decision and we can’t get involved.

“All I know is that we haven’t received a resignation letter from MacDonald yet.”

If and when Ndou leaves, it will not be the first time he does so.

His character was written out before, but was brought back to life after viewers demanded his return.

Muvhango producers had to raise him from the dead to appease viewers, who threatened to boycott the SABC 2 multilingual soapie. — Sunday World