Serious trouble at Uzalo – Actors Thulani and Godfather fired, MaNgcobo and Qhabanga fight with producers.
SABC1 telenovela Uzalo’s behind-the-scenes drama arguably makes for better TV than most of the prime-time show’s episodes. And this round of Mzansi’s favorite production’s saga involves it losing key cast members.Serious trouble at Uzalo – Actors Thulani and Godfather fired
Insiders said Thulane Shange (Thulani) had become a distant memory on Uzalo’s set, with his on-screen ghost set living out the last of its appearances in the TV show. He stopped shooting two weeks ago, the sources said. When called for comment, Thulane confirmed the breaking news.
Said Thulane: “I’m currently unemployed and looking for work. Be that as it may, I didn’t leave on bad terms. It’s just that my storyline came to an end. Yes, my last shoot was indeed two weeks ago.”
Thulane said his contract was originally set to expire in October, but the lockdown period to curb the spread of COVID-19 affected the telenovela’s plot.
Concluded Thulane: “Life is hard, but I keep myself busy by helping musician and gqom star, Mampintsha, with his music videos.”
Actors Dawn Thandeka-King (MaNgobo) and Siyabonga Shibe(Qhabanga) were said to be living on borrowed time as Uzalo’s producers would allegedly get rid of them soon.
“These two are no longer in the producers good books because they made the mistake of asking for a salary increase.
“Dawn is, in fact, among the actors who have a dark cloud hanging over their head, her attitude recently isn’t doing her any favour, She makes the writers and directors’ job difficult because she sometime demands to change the storylines.”