LEGENDARY actor GP-MaOrange is joining Mzansi Magic’s Gomora.
The actor and musician, whose real name is Israel Zulu, said the role has been a long time coming. He will be playing Don, the dad to Teddy, played by Sicelo Buthelezi. MaOrange told Daily Sun he’d always been involved on the soapie.
“I was part of the brainstorming team. I was involved in location scouting. Gomora basically started at the place where I operate my business in Alexandra, Joburg,” he said.
“I knew the series would last forever and that’s why I didn’t join it from the get go. There was no hurry for me to join.”
MaOrange said his character would take over the streets of Gomora and disrupt people’s lives.
“I’ll be playing Don. He had a relationship with Zodwa, played by Sannah Mchunu, and they had Teddy. He dumped Zodwa for a rich woman and went to live in mansions. Unfortunately, the woman recently died,” he said.
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“Now he’s down and out as the wife’s family took everything and he has returned to Alex. He’ll come back with his daughter Sibongile.”
Don will also be competition for Mam’Sonto, played by Connie Chiume.
“He struggles a lot after returning and ends up getting into hijacking. Soon he starts taking over Sonto’s operations.
“Don is coming to take over but people will love him because he’s funny. There will be sadness, sorrow, action and more importantly, drama.”
GP-MaOrange said he’d be with the series for at least a year.