Uzalo introduces 8 new actors… see list

indafrica March 2, 2022
Updated 2022/03/02 at 1:30 PM

8 actors joining Uzalo this season
Amahle Sishi played by Hope Mbhele
Mzansi’s most-watched soapie Uzalo is about to shake things up this season with 9 new actors.

Season 8 of Uzalo will premiere this month with a new family played by SA’s top actors according to TVSA.
The Magwaza family will challenge the KwaMashu villain, Nkunzi and will steal some of his power in the community.

Who are the Magwaza’s?

Isibaya actress Thembi Nyandeni has joined the show to play the family matriarch Ninji Magwaza.
She is described as a ruthless wolf in sheep’s clothing and will debut with her daughter Nomaswazi Magwaza played by Muvhango actress Omuhle Gela.

Nomaswazi is a beautiful, smart, and conniving woman who moves stealthily, much like her mother according to the website.
Ninji’s cousin Vikizitha Magwaza is played by seasoned actor Siyabonga Radebe.

He is a charming criminal who aims to dethrone Nkunzi in KwaMashu.
Other actors…

Umkhokha actress Hope Mbhele has also joined the soapie as Amahle Sishi.

Amahle is a fun, liberal woman who will capture detective Lilly’s attention on the show.
Actor Ronald Mkhwanazi will play the character of Simon Nsimbi, the Magwaza’s right hand man and voice of reason.

Rockville actress Thabisile Zikhali will join the show as Constable Biyela. Constable Biyela is an honest and well-educated woman who’s determined to keep the department on the straight and narrow.
Sthembile Mhlongo will also join the show as Flavia, a career woman who is independent.

Producer and co-creator of Uzalo Pepsi Pokane states:
“We are excited for audiences to experience a reimagined Uzalo. The production team promises a season of high-stakes drama, riveting storylines, creativity, and skillful production.

The production has several new faces joining the show, and it is a great pleasure to work with this impressive talent.

We are confident that our viewers are eager to continue experiencing authentic stories that represent their everyday realities in a way that resonates with them.”
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