Mbatha, Ringo Madlingozi’s Son and Mohale Join Rhythm City New Cast

Award-winning actor Phila Madlingozi, son of veteran musician Ringo Madlingozi, has scooped a role in popular soapie Rhythm City New cast as a gay character.

Sunday World has learnt that Madlingozi will star in the show as a young gay man with a zest for life. The name of the character has not been revealed. However, Madlingozi kicked off shooting earlier this month.

According to a reliable source close to Madlingozi, this role is set to confuse many of his followers, especially with his strong cultural background.

“He has been cast as a gay character to shake things up on the show. People have always assumed that he is gay but that is actually not true. He has a girlfriend and a lot of gay friends. He has been quite intrigued with this role,” said the source

“People are going to see him work his magic as an award-winning actor. I foresee this character to ruffle a few feathers,” the source explained. Madlingozi declined to comment.

Nomzamo Mbatha’s brother, Zamani Mbatha is set to join Rhythm City be cast

When it was announced that Isithembiso would not be renewed for another season, Zamani admitted that he was pretty devasted but he won’t be down for long because a new gig has come a’knocking, if the rumors are anything to go by

It looks like acting runs deep in the Mbatha family blood, as his sister is also an accomplished actress.

Recently Rhythm City actor Oros Mampofu posted a video while on set featuring Zamani.

Somizi Mhlonog’s partner, Mohale is also joining Rhythm City new cast

According to, Mohale will soon take up a guest role on their popular daily soapie, “Rhythm City”, where he will play Kudzo – a fly by night investor.

Fans can look forward to seeing Mohale make an appearance on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm.

Mbatha, Ringo Madlingozi's Son and Mohale Join Rhythm City
Mbatha, Ringo Madlingozi’s Son and Mohale Join Rhythm City new cast

“ viewers will know that from time to time, the show has celebrity guest appearances, and Mohale will certainly thrill as one.

“Playing the character of Kudzo, Mohale enters the world of ’Rhythm City’ as a head of sponsorship for a big cell phone company.

“He lives, breathes, and sleeps sponsorship and is always looking for the perfect opportunity to invest,” it said in a statement from


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