Last night Muvhango viewers were taken by surprise after James Motsamai kissed Marang on the show’s latest article. It’s not like many haven’t seen soapie characters kissing on television, but for Muvhango, it was shocking as the soapie has never in its history aired such scenes.
Although the scene was short and interjected by an ad-break many enjoyed to watch the first kiss ever on Muvhango. Tweeps broke took to the social media streets to share how taken aback they were by that kiss.
Here is what they had to say:
Wait wait on Muvhango anyone can kiss who ever he or she likes?? koz last time i check only hugs were allowed…#muvhango
— #PutSouthAfricaFirst (@syadiko) February 27, 2019
— Misanthropic Misandrist (@luciaralepobe) February 27, 2019
James got the kiss of 2019,wow #muvhango
— Oluwatomide Owoso- 'Oracle' (@Owosoluwatomide) February 27, 2019
Not so long ago many were advising Muvhango directors to hire Smanga Moroka from Generations The Legacy to teach their cast on how it’s done but we guess the directors decided to spice things a bit on their own or, they have realised how the times have changed.
Generations the legacy should borrow Smanga
I mean these Muvhango people can't even kiss😒
— Sunilmushy (@Sunilmushy1) August 14, 2018
Muvhango is a cultural drama that has managed to include different cultures and languages in the drama. Although their storyline is mainly centered on the Venda culture, the diversity of lifestyles portrayed by the characters in the film have drawn many to like it.
Another on-set kiss that has left many people talking was the kiss on 7 De Laan between Fikani Chauke and Alexa. However, unlike the Muvhango kiss, that of 7 De Laan one was criticised by some people who are racially discriminatory as it was the first time a white woman was kissing a black man on the soapie.
Furthermore, many hit back at the racists and informed them that the world has changed and that racism will no longer be tolerated.
In south africa Racism is still Firing up just imagine a Black actor kissed a white woman on the program dubbed 7 de laan and the Whites have FUMED. 😆😆😆@Real7deLaan @eNCA @Kiss100kenya @IdolsSA @EFFSouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/Xzjngycnss
— Martoh Muriithi (@Martoh_Muriithi) January 21, 2019
Generations The Legacy in 2017 also had people talking after Tshidi and Jack Mabaso’s kiss went viral. A lot of people started to advocate for Tshidi Phakade on the internet for the Executive producer of the show – Mfundi Vundla to give her a bonus for the kiss of all time.