IT will worry fans of the SABC soapie that actress Sindi Dlathu, who plays the much-loved role of Thandaza, has once again been booked off sick from the show after she collapsed at work due to exhaustion.
Just last July publicist Amanda Ngudle reported that Thandaza had fainted while at work and was immediately rushed to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, where she was treated for severe fatigue.
When we recently contacted Sindi to interview her about her simmering storyline, where she is suspected of foul play when it comes to the disappearance of Imani, her cousin who had an affair with her husband Ranthumeng, we were shocked when the soapie’s publicist disclosed that Sindi is once again on sick leave due to exhaustion. A doctor has advised her to stay away from set for a while and refrain from answering any work-related calls.
Unfortunately nobody is fit for her role, as she happens to be one of the cast members who have never been replaced since she joined the soapie in 1997.
She started her television career at the age of 14, and has worked alongside industry heavyweights like Whoopi Goldberg in Sarafina.
During the early stages of her career, she honed her art in stage plays, giving her a firm footing upon which to launch her television career.
As a teenager, she starred on TV series such as Khululeka and Soul City on SABC 2 in 1994.