Award-winning actress Jessica Nkosi has bid farewell to Mzansi Magic’s hit show The Queen. The actress played the villainous Thando Sabata and on Friday night everything surrounding Thando came to an end. The show’s avid viewers weren’t impressed by her acting skills, and she was constantly criticized on social media.

Jessica Nkosi Bids Farewell To The Queen

Despite the criticism she faced, Jessica bagged a Royalty Soapie Award for the role. Taking to her Instagram account, she announced her departure from the show in an emotional post .

“And just like that… Thando Sebata is out!! The award-winning villain.”

The actress thanked the Fergusons for entrusting her with the role. “Really loved this badass chick… Thank you to Mr Sho and @connie_ferguson for trusting me to play Thando. “I’ve really had the greatest time with her. Thank you to everyone at Ferguson Films, love you guys. Now…. On to the next.”

The Queen viewers have reacted to Jessica’s sudden derpature


@RuvimboMatsheza tweeted “I don’t mind Hector and MaJali dying, Thando didn’t have to die, I wanted to see her and Bhambatha’s married life.”

@SanSanele tweeted “Thando Sebata, why though? #TheQueenMzansi Kudos to Jessica Nkosi for KILLING that role.”


@tshiamofaith tweeted “Jessica Nkosi killed this Thando role you’ll be missed.”
@Fortune__R tweeted “MaJali and Cebo could’ve avoided all of this by asking Harriet. What a mess, Bhambatha won’t forgive them for their shenanigans. They’ve killed his makoti.”

Jessica is one of the many actors who will leave the show as its finale approaches. Rapulana Seiphemo who played Hector Sebata and Nomsa Buthelezi who played MaJali, have reportedly left the show. The show was recently canceled after 7 years on air.


The Queen will premiered its finale in July 2022 and it will conclude on 13 January 2023. Mzansi Magic confirmed that it has been cancelled together with Lingashoni.


“As the M-Net Local Entertainment channels, we would like to applaud the producers, cast and crew of The Queen and Lingashoni for their dedication to delivering riveting storylines and award-winning content in highly contested primetime slots. We look forward to the thrills of the next 12 months as both productions draw towards their respective finales,” said Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

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Ferguson Films are acclaimed producers of Mzansi Magic’s Rockville, Igazi, The Queen and Unmarried, unlocking some of the best shows in local storytelling. “The Queen has been one of our most special projects to date. It has empowered and changed the lives of many, and we are eternally grateful for the opportunity from Mzansi Magic. We look forward to new ventures and creating more riveting shows for our beloved viewers to enjoy,” said a spokesperson from Ferguson Films.

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