South Africa’s lockdown, in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 is now in its 8th day and despite reports of some disorder in certain parts of the country, South Africans are doing their bit and staying at home to try and prevent the coronavirus from spreading. In light of this, Moziak Magazine launched #TheQuarantineEdition last week and today’s guest is none other than Muvhango actress, Zonke Mchunu.
The thespian, who plays the role of Imani on the show, spoke to Moziak Magazine about how she’s using her lockdown time productively in our latest interview.
Moziak Magazine: Hi Zonke, it’s a great pleasure to be speaking to you today. How are you social distancing during this period?
Zonke Mchunu: By staying home. Only going out if it’s necessary only for essentials and keeping distance all time. Adhering to World Health Organisation’s call on fighting the coronavirus.
MM: Where do you wish you were right now?
ZM: I wish I was home right now in KZN with mom, and my siblings .. or☝🏾 .. in a mansion somewhere, who would get bored of social distancing if you stay in a mansion (laughs)
MM: Name 3 positive things about the world almost coming to a standstill
ZM: 1. The main thing is that Mother Earth is breathing
2. The air we breathe is less polluted
3. It’s a safe world now
MM: Name 5 things you plan to achieve whilst in “quarantine”
ZM: 1. Read more books
2. Get to know my family better
4. I need to at least have good skin
5. The way I’m drinking water and napping lol
MM: What surprising item made your shopping list?
ZM: Easter eggs when there’s no Easter
MM: Did you stock up on additional toilet paper?
ZM: No, I still don’t understand why everyone is stocking toilet paper. Maybe it will be revealed later… People are protecting unknown times.
MM: Have any important plans or activities of yours been cancelled/postponed because of the coronavirus?
ZM: Yes! A lot of my plans got canceled including the campaign I was involved in the last few months #inmyownskin promoting self-love. We meant to visit different communities. As well as that, my job as an actress is on hold.
MM: In a year’s time when you look back, what do you think you will be saying about this period?
ZM: “Thank God we survived”
MM: What advice do you have for people who are struggling with the idea of social distancing?
ZM: We are all struggling with it, but the more we do as we’re told the quicker this ordeal will pass and we can get back to our normal lives. We need to spread the message louder as I am doing now. Keep home and wash your hands. Sanitize baby. Lol!
MM: What are you looking forward to the most when the coronavirus pandemic is over?
ZM: Seeing my family and friends healthy and ready to move on. Oh yeah going back on set and do what I am good at. I miss playing Imani on Muvhango.