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Thursday, 01 June 2023 14:13

Hungani Ndlovu joins Skeem Saam as the new T'bose Maputla.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

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Former Scandal actor Hungani Ndlovu and Tazz Nginda are the latest actors to join SABC 1's weekday edutainment programme, Skeem Saam.

Ndlovu joins the show to take over the role of Thabo 'Tbose' Maputla as he returns to the streets of Turfloop. The character was previously played by Cornet Mamabolo, who exited the show in 2021 to focus on his insurance business, Digni Financial Services.

Leading up to the new season, viewers will be treated to a new plot twist where 2 young boys discover a dangerous hidden treasure, that leaves one of their lives and a budding relationship hanging in the balance. The Magongwa and Maputla families exchange angry words and accusations, leaving us wondering if they will ever be able to get past their differences.

The 1st episode of Season 12 will see the return of 'Tbose' under unfavorable circumstances that threaten to tear a young couple apart.

In addition to this, Nginda, will be playing the character of Sisanda Qhubeka – a charming, marketing strategist who oozes sex appeal and great confidence. But not everyone will welcome him with open arms, as he subtly stirs trouble that leaves the Maphosa kingdom divided.

Viewers can look forward to Nginda's debut from Friday, 14 July.

Skeem Saam season 12 premieres on Monday, 3 July, at 18:30.

It has also been revealed that season 12 has been updated with a fresh, and modern opening title sequence and updated logo.