‘Stained Glass TV’ and eTv introduced a new medical drama series and viewers got their first glimpse of it on Monday, 05 2020. The show is set at a prominent and notable academic public hospital, found in the township of Newlands East, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
Meshack Mavuso plays the character of Dr Thabo Dlamini, a head surgery and a womaniser to form part of the cast that tells authentic stories within the show. According to Meshack’s description of Dr Dlamini, his character is “an arrogant doctor, abusive but he knows what he is doing as a doctor. Dr Thabo is one of those people who irritate you but you love their energy. Therefore, people are going to have a love-hate relationship with this character.”
Determining from some of the cast members we have spoken with, it seems chances of relating to their characters are slim. That being because they are required to step out of their comfort zone of being just actors to being doctors.
The actor disclosed how exciting it is being on set and that he even surprises himself with the medical terms he speaks. “My favourite lines and dialogues are when I speak medical terms and I say things I don’t know. I even enjoy doing operations because it is not something you see or do every day, it is new so you want to learn, look like a doctor and want to look professional,” said Meshack.
Meshack’s character work as a front-liner at Durban General Hospital. So he expressed his feelings for the health workers especially nurses. He said that the respect he has for them now is amazing because of all the things they are exposed to during this pandemic. He also urged viewers to show the essential workers the same respect.
Not only the show has taught him medical terms and how the life of a front-liner is. He mentioned how excited he was to work away from Johannesburg as this being the first show that required him to work away from home in over a year. Also working with the likes of Dr Mbali Mthetwa, played by Nekisiwe Sibiya and getting an opportunity of being promoted as an actor’s couch to his co-workers.
The show continues to air on weekdays, at 6.30 pm, Openview Channel 104 and DStv channel 194.