On Friday night (16 August) Warren Masemola made his debut on Isibaya in the final moments of the episode, wearing a gold arm chain, fat cigar and power hungry cellphone.
This is what you need to know about his character (in case you missed it under the Isibaya teasers):
Makwenzeke AKA MK Mathebula is a villain’s villain, a dangerous man who is driven by greed and power. He is a former lightweight boxing champion turned underworld mafia Don.
He runs an organized crime network specializing in human trafficking and multiple underground fighting clubs around Johannesburg.
MK worked as a taxi driver and later as a bouncer until he was spotted by a boxing promoter during a scuffle at one of the nightclubs that he was working at.
How MK enters Isibaya...
MK uses a small time taxi operator called Sgegede to help him transport people around the country. Years ago, Sgegede asked Mpiyakhe for a loan which was never repaid.
With his family needing the money while he is in prison, Mpiyakhe asked Qaphela to collect on the debt - which he does, but Sgegede uses money owed to MK to repay the debt and then blames Qaphela for taking the money.
MK doesn’t take kindly to his money being ‘stolen’ by Qaphela.
The long-term future of the role hasn't been decided yet. Word from Mzansi Magic is that this will depend on how audience's react to him.