Nyalleng Thibedi is a South African actress who plays the role of Zekhethelo Mhlongo on Uzalo and is the richest cast member in real life.
Thibedi traded her Chemical Engineering career to sign a contract with Stained Glass Tv for a role on Uzalo.
On Uzalo, the Zekhethelo role resembles an ex policewoman raised as an orphan by Nkunzi, played by Masoja Msiza, her legal guardian and stepmother Lindiwe. Zekhethelo’s biological mother Mapandi has been absent throughout her life. In her distorted love life, she had a brief relationship with Njeza, Mondli and Pastor Gwala.
After trouble with Pastor Gwala, Zekhethelo leaves for a new life, indicating that she may have left the soapie.
The Uzalo producers announced Zekhethelo’s departure with her scene, bidding farewell to her mother MaMlambo and captioned it.
Nyalleng Thibedi ‘Zekhethelo Mhlongo’ bows out. We will Miss You on The Show.
Nyalleng Thibedi confirms that she left Uzalo to focus on her cosmetics business. She recently launched her lip gloss “Princess Nyalleng” and focuses on production and marketing.
She revealed that her cosmetics business has already generated six digits in revenue, hence dedicating her time to marketing and research.
“Despite all the rejections that I suffered when I started, the business has picked up and was in dire need for my undivided attention. The revenue is good, and it has to be accompanied by substantial research and product development” – Nyalleng Thabedi.
How much is Nyalleng Thabedi Worth?
For her, acting was a passion; her skill was in the laboratory; before and during Uzalo, Nyalleng Thibedi consulted for large mining corporates. She earned a lot in consulting services; she is valued at R 17 million with her business blooming.
Nyalleng Thibedi advertising her Princess Nyalleng Lip Gloss: Image Credit (Instagram @princess_nyalleng)
Will Zekhethelo come back on Uzalo?
Just like how Gabisile Mdletshe-Khumalo role played by Baby Cele –Maloka seemed dead and later bounced back, Uzalo fans are expecting the same from Zekhethelo.