Sandton City Ster Kinekor visitors got more than they bargained for as they waited in line for their refreshments. As they reached the front of the queue they were served by none other than one of South Africa’s most beloved actors and Mad Buddies co-star, Alfred Ntombela.
Showing his support for the film, now in its 3rd week of release, the diminutive Schuster side-kick with the iconic laugh showed that he was willing to muck in and help support his film.
Says Ntombela, "Mad Buddies is doing great at the box office and this is one way I am showing my appreciation to the South African audience!"
Starring as Minister Mda, the hapless and accident-prone Minister of Tourism in Mad Buddies, Alfred joins local stars Kenneth Nkosi and Tanit Phoenix in a comedy road-trip filled to the brim with the kind of physical comedy and side-splitting hysterics that have come to define the much-loved Schuster brand over the years.
To date, Mad Buddies has garnered over R18 million at the local box-office, a figure that, after the same amount of weeks in release, surpasses Schuster’s most successful film outing, 2010’s Schuks Tshabalala’s Survival Guide to South Africa.
The film is currently in cinemas nationwide.