Uzalo Drops Seasoned Actor Jet Novuka. There was a lot of excitement surrounding Jet Novuka’s role in SABC 1’s primetime hit soapie Uzalo.
After it was announced that he will be the latest talent to join the show, but now it is reported that he is exiting the show.
According to Phil Mphela’s Entertainment Alert, the actor who plays Captain Yamkela Mpambani, a fierce and no-nonsense taking cop. has been written off, as Uzalo continues to take extreme measures to ensure that it delivers an impeccable storyline to the viewers.
The show has been shaking things up with new characters joining the show and others exiting lately. It was recently reported that former Uzalo actors including Khaya Dladla, TK Dlamini, Nay Maps, as well as Nokuthula Mabika, will be making their big return this year.
“I’m not sure when I’m going to appear on TV, but we have agreed to come back to Uzalo. I’m preparing to be on set soon,” Khaya told Daily Sun.
Uzalo’s storyline has been the talk of the town lately with many people boycotting to watch the show’s “boring storyline.” Recently the SABC 1 announced a 3-year agreement with the famed Stained Glass production. It is the first time that such a long-term arrangement has been put in place and it represents an unequivocal vote of confidence the channel places in Mzansi’s best-performing soapie by far.
“Uzalo has earned it and its performance speaks for itself. The property has broken a set of records in the industry for a soapie or a long-running drama series. It’s the youngest entry in the SABC stable and it is phenomenal what the property has managed to achieve despite the challenges this year has shown not only in the broadcasting landscape but the country as a whole. ” said Sane Zondi – SABC 1’s Programmes Manager.
This year Baby Cele also left the show, Siyabonga Shibe who plays Qhabanga is exiting Uzalo. He recently posted a very cryptic message on Instagram, “I Am excited about the future and to go back to my family. They are awaiting for my arrival after a 4-year journey. I miss being at my house and do house chores taking care of my woman and son, and rest for few days. Then back at it after. The future is bright.”