Popular actress Manaka Ranaka has called on entertainer Zodwa Rebecca Libram aka Zodwa Wabantu for a challenge in the boxing ring.
Zodwa Wabantu vs Manaka Ranaka
The actress Manaka Ranaka, known for her role as Lucy Diale in Generations: The Legacy, posted a video on her Instagram account on Thursday, 12 October, where she openly challenged dancer Zodwa Wabantu to a physical showdown.
Ranaka’s video surfaced a day after Sunday World reported that The Wife star, Khanyi Mbau, would not be participating in the upcoming celebrity boxing match against Zodwa Wabantu.
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The publication further revealed that Khanyi Mbau would be replaced by another actress from an SABC1 soap opera.
Promoter Arnold “Squire” Nododile reportedly stated: “Khanyi will no longer be part of the fight. Please note that we’ve identified a potential replacement to go up against Zodwa Wabantu. We are just awaiting the actress’s contract return, expected today (Wednesday), so that we can proceed with creating promotional posters for the fight.”
Khanyi Mbau Backs Out of Celebrity Boxing Match?
Celebrity blog Maphepha Ndaba revealed a week ago that actress Khanyi Mbau, currently in Dubai, vehemently denied any involvement in a fight with Zodwa Wabantu.
“No admin, it’s a lie. I’m not engaging in any fight with Zodwa. I’m a lady. Why would I do that? My brand wouldn’t allow me to partake in such activities,”
Fans of Manaka Ranaka are strongly optimistic about her prospects in the upcoming bout against entertainer and businesswoman Zodwa Wabantu.
Promoter Arnold “Squire” Nododile had previously confirmed to Sowetan on 3 October that the fight is scheduled to take place at The Ridge Casino in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga on 22 October.