Siphiwe Mtshali’s road with e.tv’s Rhythm City has come to an end. Tomorrow (Friday) his character, Bash storyline comes to an end when he comes face to face with death.
Siphiwe Mtshali has been on the show for almost a decade on the daily drama, Rhythm City will soon see many Bash fans finding themselves in tears.
In 2015 there were various reports that the actor was battling with alcohol and they also included allegations of losing his house. The reports also claimed that the star was apparently saved by his wife.
“If ever there was a kasi representative it was Bash (Siphiwe Mtshali). An all-round kasi character, that’s what he was. He served us well and will be sorely missed. As the saying goes, however, every good thing must come to an end. Siphiwe Mtshali will give way to our upcoming actors on Rhythm City as they strive to fill his shoes.” says e.tv Rhythm City Executive Producer Pontsho Mdikane.
Siphiwe Mtshali started on Rhythm City as a young, full of life actor and over the years has managed to add strong substance and flair to the character he plays. Bash is an ordinary guy who grew up under horrible circumstances that forced him to grow up quickly. He took up adult responsibilities at a time when he should have been enjoying his childhood and instead of playing games like any child should, Bash was in the streets and hustling for his next meal.
“Over the years, Bash has gotten himself tangled in sin, and his life has been mixed up in twisted secrets that have turned his life upside down. From being in the middle of a baby-snatching case to being a prime suspect in Bongi’s murder case. Now, just when he thought that he has found a new lease at life. Things turn out for the worst,” reads a statement by the channel.
Here is a sneak peek into how the story unfolds.
Bash discovers a big secret (that he’s seeing Jaimaca played by Mzamo Gcabashe) about Khulekani (played by Mncedisi Shabangu) and threatens to expose him in exchange for funds that will help him out of his murder case charge. Unfortunately for Bash, life is a dog eat dog world where survival of the fittest is the most fundamental rule in the book.
Khulekani will not stand for being threatened by Bash and this is where the drama unfolds. Bash must be silenced.