The doctors are in
TVPlus - English|10 September 2020
The doctors are in
Kabelo Moalusi explains why his doctor character is telling a story that South Africans can relate to in SABC2’s Vutha.
CRAIG FALCK

Vutha Season 1 Thursdays SABC2 (*192) 21:30

Healthcare around the world has come under severe strain due to COVID-19, but closer to home medical practitioners and facilities have been under pressure for decades. But not everyone gets to experience that first-hand, which is part of the story told by brand-new medical drama Vutha, which started on Thursday 3 September. Leading the cast is Kabelo Moalusi (most recently playing Mokau Molefo on SABC2 drama Bone Of My Bones, 2017-now). Playing a doctor is a first for the actor, who portrays Dr Kgopotso Moabe. “Kgopotso doesn’t see himself as a hero. He’s a doctor. He does doctor things, it’s his nature,” says Kabelo. But nothing could’ve prepared the actor for his first scene. “Kgopotso helps a woman give birth while she’s standing outside the hospital entrance. That’s something that is heard of all the time in South Africa and it’s a tragedy. But that is the situation. Vutha is about real people, real doctors, real patients – the real situation of the medical world we have currently.”

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10 September 2020