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Mzansi Magic has clarified the unfortunate death of a ‘Shaka iLembe’ crew member, dispelling rumours of food poisoning on set.

As ‘Shaka iLembe’ prepares for its highly anticipated new season, the production has been overshadowed by serious allegations. Reports suggested a food poisoning incident on the set resulted in the death of two crew members.

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Mzansi Magic Media Statement on the food poisoning

However, in a statement provided to TshisaLIVE, Mzansi Magic refuted these claims while confirming the death of one crew member.

oMzansi Magic addresses allegations of food poisoning on the set of Shaka ILembe-Image Source@X

“Mzansi Magic can confirm that there was no food poisoning on the set of ‘Shaka iLembe’,” the statement reads. “The makeup artist in question had only been working with us for one-and-a-half days. On her second day, she reported feeling weak with flu-like symptoms. She was immediately sent to the medic, and her next of kin was contacted to take her home. Unfortunately, her condition deteriorated, and she passed away three days later at home.

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.”

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Looking Ahead to Season 2

The upcoming Season 2, scheduled for release in 2025, promises to introduce fresh stars, characters, and plotlines while maintaining the high production values of the first season. With Nomzamo Mbatha leading the cast, the dedicated crew is ready to build upon the strong foundation laid in the initial season, ensuring the epic narrative continues to captivate audiences.

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