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Uzalo Auditions,Teasers, Casts, Writer, Contact Details, Episodes & Updates (2021)

Uzalo Auditions,Teasers, Casts, Writer, Contact Details, Episodes & Updates (2021)

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Uzalo Auditions,Teasers, Casts, Writer, Contact Details, Episodes & Updates (2021)

Uzalo Auditions,Teasers, Casts, Writer, Contact Details, Episodes & Updates (2021)

Uzalo Auditions, Teasers, Casts, Writer, Contact Details, Episodes & Updates (2021)

Uzalo is a South African telenovela produced by Stained Glass Productions, which is co-owned by Kobedi “Pepsi” Pokane and Gugu Zuma-Ncube.

It was created by Duma Ndlovu and currently broadcasts on SABC1 in South Africa.

It is distributed by the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Its original release was in February 2015 and is still on to date.

It is currently in its fourth (4th) season and has over 800+ episodes as of February 2019. The original language of the telenovela is Zulu.

Uzalo’s premiere in February 2015 attracted 5 million viewers. In recent months, the soapie has been the most viewed show in South Africa with over 9 million viewers watching.

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Uzalo tells the story of two families in the township of Kwa-Mashu: the Mdletshe family which plays a significant role in the management of the Kwamashu Kingdom Church and the Xulu family which runs a car theft syndicate.

The connection between the families is that their eldest sons were switched at birth during the period when Nelson Mandela was released from prison.

Uzalo details the relationships and conflict between members of the two families as part of a complex story.

  • Lindiwe “Mangcobo Xulu, played by Dawn Thandeka King. She has a daughter named Nosipho and is the ex-husband of Gxabhashe, Khathaza. She killed khathaza. (Main role. Season 1 – 7)
  • Nkunzebomvu (Nkunzi) Mhlongo, played by Masoja Msiza. He is the ex-husband of Innocentia, MaMlambo and Mazaza,then he married Lindiwe.
  • Nosipho Xulu, played by Nompilo Maphumulo. She is the daughter of Muzi and Mangcobo. She is the sister of Ayanda and half-sister to Amandla. She briefly has an affair with Ayanda unaware he is her brother and also has a brief affair with Zweli. She is the ex-girlfriend of Mondli, Njeza, and Thulani, and Qhabanga’s ex-fiancée.
  • Hlengiwe (MaMlambo) Mlambo Mhlongo, played by Gugu Gumede. She befriends MaNzuza and MaNcgobo and was married to Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo. She also had a relationship with Thobile’s uncle Mbhekiseni but later dumped him after he was arrested for raping Thobile and various younger women. She had affairs with Melusi, Qhabanga, and Nkunzi.
  • Fikile, played by Nelisa Mchunu. She is Thobile, GC, and Smangele’s friend and hairdresser. She is in a relationship with Sbu. She had drunken sex with Mxolisi while he was still dating Zekhethelo. She also cheated on Sbu with his boss Nkunzi. She left Kwa Mashu to start a new life.
  • Zekhethelo Mhlongo, played by Nyalleng Thibedi. She was raised by Nkunzi. Her stepmothers are Innocentia and Lindiwe and her biological mother is called Mapadi, who has been absent throughout her life. She had an on-and-off relationship with Mxolisi. She was also in a relationship with Njeza. She was a cop and was in a relationship with Mondli.
  • Qhabanga Khumalo, played by Siyabonga Shibe. He was a policeman from the Kwa-Mashu police station. He is Nkunzi’s younger half-brother. He is Nosipho’s ex-fiancé. He then later married Gabsile but later cheated on her with his brother’s wife MaMlambo. When MaMlambo ended her affair with Qhabanga, he briefly lived with Sbu and Fikile but managed to reunite with Gabsile. However, after learning about Gabsile’s affair with his son Khehla, he dumped her and later remarried Khehla’s mother Nomcebo. After Nomcebo was shot dead, he got back together with Gabsile. He later became the pastor of KwaMashu Kingdom Church.
  • Mondli Mdlalose, played by Thembinkosi Thwala. Mondli is the Head police captain and dated Zekhethelo. He is Nosipho and Lilly’s ex-boyfriend. (Main role. Season 1 – present)
  • Gabisile Mdletshe-Khumalo, played by Baby Cele – Maloka. She is the sister of Pastor Melusi and Zandile’s sister-in-law. She is the aunt of Mxolisi, Nkosinathi, and Mumsy. She is a landlady of a house she owns. Mother of Sbonelo. She is Qhabanga Khumalo’s wife. She was killed by Qhabanga. She was saved by a girl called Hello.
  • Sbonelo (Babo) Mhlongo, played by Wiseman Mncube, was a doctor. He resigned after secretly killing Nonka’s close friend Nsizwa. He is also the only son of Nkunzebomvu and Gabisile. He is in love with Nonkanyiso, and later on, proposed to her. After they got married, she then later divorced him.
  • Nonkanyiso, played by Thuthuka Mthembu. She works in the salon and is a good friend of Hleziphi and Fikile and is the ex-wife of Sibonelo. She is Njeza and Mbuso’s sister and Lilly’s cousin. She is MaDongwe’s niece.
  • Sbusiso (Sbu) played by Simphiwe Majozi is an ex-con. He is dating Fikile. He works for Nkunzi and MaNgcobo, and later Sibonelo.
  • Njeza, played by Nkanyiso Makhanya. He is an ex-con and is the older brother of Nonka and Mbuso. He is Lilly’s cousin and MaDongwe’s nephew. He worked at Khathaza’s funeral home. He had a brief relationship with Zekhethelo and was in love with Nosipho, then Nonka’s friend Hleziphi.
  • Mr Mbatha, played by William Mnguni. He is part of the board at KwaMashu Kingdom Church. He is formerly the pastor of KwaMashu Kingdom Church and was engaged to Fihliwe. He is also MaMadongwe is the ex-husband..

Former Cast

  • Leleti Khumalo=(Zandile”MaNzuza” Mdletshe
  • Nay Maps=(Mxolisi Xulu-Mdletshe)
  • Dawn Thandeka King= (Lindiwe”Mangcobo” Xulu-mhlongo)
  • Ntokozo”TK”Dlamini=(Zweli”Mastermind”Maphumulo)
  • Nokuthula Mabika=(Thobile)
  • Sihle Ndaba=(Smangele Maphumulo)
  • Mpumelelo Bhulose=(Gxabashe Xulu)
  • Kay Sibiya=(Ayanda Mdletshe-Xulu)
  • Duduzile Ngcobo=(Babekazi)
  • Don Mlangeni Nawa=(Dlomo)
  • Thandeka Zulu=(Nombuso)
  • Bonga Dlamini=(Mkhonto)
  • Bheki Mkhwane=(Pastor Mdletshe )
  • Glen Gabela=(Pastor Mdletshe 2)
  • Nombulelo Mhlongo=(Nomcebo)
  • Thobani Nzuza=(Kehla)
  • Standwa Nzuza=(Innocentia)
  • Lindiwe Ndlovu=(Patjuju)
  • Luthuli Dlamini=(Bheki)
  • Khanyi Mbau=(Dinekile)
  • Phindile Gwala=(Diniwe)
  • Mlungisi Duncan=(Nongoloza)
  • Lizwe Vilakazi=(Godfather)
  • Thulani Shange=(Thulani khanyile)
  • Phumzile Mlangeni=(Fihliwe khanyile)
  • Sibonelo Ngubane=(Khathazamanyemadoda khanyile )
  • Sphelele Mzimela=(Mazaza)
  • Mandisa Vilakazi=(Liyana)
  • Ntandose=(Polite)

Uzalo Accolades

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 Simon “Mabunu” Sabela Awards Best Newcomer Khumbulani ‘Kay’ Sibiya Won
Best Actor Mpumelelo Bhulose Won
Best Actress Sihle Ndaba Won
Lifetime Achievement Award Don Mlangeni Nawa Won
Best Soapie Uzalo Nominated
2016 The Sunday Times (South Africa) Generation Next Awards Coolest Soapie Uzalo Won
Simon “Mabunu” Sabela Awards Best Actress Sihle Ndaba Won
2017 Dstv Mzansi Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actor Ntokozo ‘TKDee’ Dlamini Nominated
Best Actress Dawn Thandeka King Nominated
South African Film and Television Awards Best Achievement in Scriptwriting Uzalo Writing Team; Head Writer Phathutshedzo Makwarela Nominated
2018 Simon “Mabunu” Sabela Awards Best Supporting TV Actress Nokuthula Mabika Won
Best Actress Baby Cele Won
Best Supporting Actor Simphiwe Majozi Won
The Sunday Times (South Africa) Generation Next Awards 2018 Coolest TV soapie Uzalo Won
South African Film and Television Awards Most Popular Soapie Uzalo Won
Dstv Mzansi Magic Viewer Choice Awards Best Actor Masoja Msiza Nominated
2019 South African Film and Television Awards Best TV Soap Uzalo Won
Best Actress Dawn Thandeka King Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Khaya Dladla Nominated
Best Achievement in Editing – TV Soap Nhlanhla Mngandi Nominated
Best Achievement in Sound – TV Soap Timotheus Du Preez Nominated
Best Achievement in Wardrobe – TV Soap Nokubonga Ngobeni Won
Best Achievement in Make-up and Hair – TV Soap Stella Johnson Won
Most Popular TV Soap/Telenovela Uzalo Nominated
2020 South African Film and Television Awards Best Actress in a TV Soap Baby Cele Maloka Nominated
Popular Soapie/Telenovela Uzalo Nominated
Dstv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards Favourite Actress Dawn Thandeka King Nominated
Favourite Actor Masoja Msiza Nominated
Favourite Rising Star Wiseman Mncube Nominated
The Sunday Times (South Africa) Generation Next Awards 2020 Coolest Soapie Uzalo Won
Royalty Soapie Awards Most Popular Soapie Uzalo Nominated
Best Actress Dawn Thandeka King Won
Best Supporting Actor Simphiwe Majozi Nominated


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  3. Jump up to:a b Bambalele, Patience (February 9, 2015). Uzalo’ hope for Zuma” Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  4. ^ Matangira, Lungelo. Uzalo’ officially SA’s most watched show with over 10.2m viewers” Retrieved 2020-10-27.
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Uzalo Writer

One most searched question is that who is the writer of Uzalo? We have got an answer to that. The SA telenovela Uzalo is being written by Bongi Ndaba.

Uzalo Directors

Uzalo is directed by

  • Sabelo Ndlovu
  • Luthando Mngomezulu
  • Mqondisi “MQ” Ngubane
  • Tebogo Mkhabela

Uzalo Producers

It is produced by

  • Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube
  • Mmamitse Thibedi
  • Mpfariseni King Dave Mukwevho

How to watch the latest episode of Uzalo

The soapie airs every weeknight on SABC 1 and you can watch it on your TV or online. After the episode airs, the episodes are also made available on YouTube for seven days. Episodes are also posted right here as soon as they become available.

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