The Wife viewers were glued to their screens as their favourite series aired on Thursday. As you may know, the first three episodes of Showmax’s third and final season were released on Thursday, giving viewers a taste of the new Mqhele, played by Wiseman Mcube.
Wiseman succeeds Bonko Khoza, who won Best Actor at the SAFTAs this year and was dubbed the “National Husband” by Twitter.
This season, Hlomu and Mqhele’s love story remains complicated. Mqhele is still “dark and abusive,” according to Wiseman, and they’re “deep into toxic love now,” according to Mbalenhle Mavimbela.
Viewers couldn’t get enough of the new Mqhele and the chemistry he shares with Hlomu. The cherry on top was when he closed his eyes to kiss Hlomu. Check out the reactions below:
— Ntombi Basi (@NtombikayiseBa6) November 10, 2022
Wiseman fits right in as the new Mqhele hey🥺🥺🥺…
It’s like my brain has even forgotten the old Mqhele😂.
— Mogastie (@Thelazychef_za) November 10, 2022
The new Mqhele 🔥🔥🔥please that scene was beautiful and the fact that you tell the actors are comfortable with each other. More is tool calm. Hlomu 😭🔥❤️Mami. #TheWifeShowmax
— the_humble_jam (@geraldene_myaka) November 10, 2022
I prefer the new mqhele. They were supposed to give us this one from the start. ❤️
— Mafungwase🌺kaMainroad🌷💕 (@Nontoh49880093) November 10, 2022
I just want Wiseman to know he’s doing great. Yes, Bonko is Bonko, but Wiseman is Wiseman. A slightly different take on a character we know. Otherwise man the execution of Mqhele’s angry, phuma silwe personality are there. Kanti nifunani? Bonko akabuyi bo love. #TheWifeShowmax
— ladum’ ilanga! (@akhonanjamela) November 10, 2022
This should’ve been Mqhele since season one 🔥🔥🔥 #thewife
— Iamlondier 🇿🇦 (@Iamlondier2) November 10, 2022
anyone who isn’t sold on the new Mqhele just has attachment issues because the Wiseman Ncube is killing it as the new Mqhele , he’s perfect for this role 🤩 #TheWifeShowmax
— Big M 💎 (@mihletshemese) November 10, 2022
CONGRATS to Wiseman Mncube who although got a role already established by another actor, made it his own!🔥
— Zamma🤍 (@Zamma_Khumalo) November 10, 2022