Mangcobo’s NMB show called off due to Covid spike

Mkhuseli Sizani

Covid-19 has robbed fans of the opportunity to party with Thandeka Dawn King who plays Mangcobo in Uzalo.

The show was supposed to take place at Emaleydini ‘s tavern and Masinga’ Butchery in Govan Mbeki Township, owned by Gcobani “Masinga” Ndungane.

But Thandeka and Gcobanohave decided to cancel the show. 

This comes after consultations with KwaDwesi police. The taverns and shebeens are regarded as superspreaders of the virus in the city. 

In a video statement with Masinga, Thandeka said: “I am in Port Elizabeth but we have decided to postpone the show until things get better if not normal. We met with the station commander and decided not to have a show because Covid-19 numbers are rising and people are dying. We also respect our government and regulations.” 

She added: “But when I come back I have a big surprise for you and Masinga knows that.” 

Masinga told Scrolla.Africa: “People love my tavern and when I bring a celebrity here the place gets very crowded. We felt it would be better to postpone the show. Money is not more important than the safety of the people. We have to work together in order to defeat this virus.”