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Love is blind: Check Out Uzalo Actors and their Real Ages in 2021

Uzalo is one of the most popular (if not the most popular) soap operas in South Africa, with a viewership of over a million people. South African broadcaster SABC1 broadcasted the show for the first time in 2015, and its popularity and support have increased dramatically since then. The Uzalo performers are another reason why viewers don't want to miss a single episode of the show, in addition to the show's compelling narrative, direction, and writing.

Stained Glass Productions, the production business owned by Gugu Zuma-Ncube and Kobedi "Pepsi" Pokane, is responsible for the show's development. Duma Ndlovu created the South African television series Uzalo, which airs Monday through Friday on eNCA and is written by a group of approximately ten talented South African authors, including acclaimed scriptwriters Bridgette Madiba and Clive Madiya. The show is hosted by Duma Ndlovu and is produced by eNCA.

What Is Uzalo All About?

Uzalo is an enthralling soap opera that follows the lives of two KwaMashu-based families, the Xulu and Mdletshe families, as they navigate their way through life. In contrast to the former, who were well-known for their involvement in vehicle theft in the region, the latter were well-known for running the Kwamashu Kingdom Church.

A common thread connecting the two families is the fact that their eldest sons were switched at birth, resulting in one being raised in a Christian environment and the other being raised in a home where there was a lot of criminal activity on the premises.

However, the initial plot of the show has moved or modified considerably during the course of the series' run. Several new stories have been introduced, as well as a slew of new performers who are contributing to the expansion of the main and supporting cast members.

Meet The Uzalo Actors

Sibongiseni Shezi (28 years old)

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  • Real Name: Sibongiseni Shezi
  • Character: Hleziphi
  • Age: 28
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Not available
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Academic Qualification: Degree in Music, Bachelor of Arts degree in Live Performance Cum Laude from AFDA

Sibongiseni Shezi was born on March 17, 1993, in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, to Sibongiseni Shezi and his family. Sibongiseni Shezi is the son of Sibongiseni Shezi and his wife, Sibongiseni Shezi. Her initial love was ballet dancing, and as a result of this, she went on to become a well-known performer in her own right. After being injured in an automobile accident in 2015, she made the decision to seek a career in the entertainment industry.

Shezi began her acting career as a supporting player on Uzalo, but she was able to work her way up the ranks and eventually landed a big role in the soap opera, and her performance has been nothing short of outstanding.

Ms. Hleziphi's character in the film Uzalo is a fearless lady who follows her heart rather than worrying about what the rest of the world thinks of her. She is also a close friend of Nonka's, as well as the girlfriend of Nonka's brother Njeza, who she met through Nonka. Initially, she appeared to be a bitter high school student, but as she matured from a young girl to an adult, she transformed into a fully formed young lady. When it comes to showing her support for her then-fiancé Njeza, Sibongiseni's character is always ready to commit a heinous crime.

Shezi is a remarkable woman with outstanding abilities. The fact that she was able to win the hearts of both fans and critics in such a short amount of time speaks volumes about her talent. The production of a number of projects, including feature films and television shows, has already gotten underway.

In addition to Tokoloshe-The Calling, the KwaZulu-Natal native has had cameo appearances in a number of other feature films as well. Earlier this year, she was nominated for and won the Sabela Award for Best Actress in a Feature Film, which she received for her work in the short film Run.

For the time being, the nature of her relationship remains a secret. For the time being, the public will not be able to learn anything about her personal life or family background.

Masoja Msiza (56 years old)

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  • Full Name: Masoja Josiah Msiza
  • Character: Nkunzebomvu (Nkunzi) Mhlongo
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Season 1 – present
  • Occupation: Actor, musician, poet

Masoja was born on the 5th of October, 1964, in the South African town of KwaThema, in the province of Gauteng. When he was nine years old, he began to exhibit an interest in the arts and theater, which has continued to this day. In 1992, after being fired from his mining job, he decided to pursue his childhood passion of being an actor, which he began doing the following year.

Msiza is most known for her role as Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo in the film Uzalo, in which she played the part of Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo. Msiza is also recognized for her performance as Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo in the film Uzalo. Since the start of the first season of the soap opera, he has done an exceptional job portraying the main protagonist. The actor effortlessly portrays the character, and he is unquestionably the most qualified choice for the role that has gained him so much recognition and admiration in the entertainment world to date.

The man known as Mhlongo, or Nkunzi in Uzalo, has a habit of remarrying after his first marriage has ended in failure. He is the ex-husband of a number of women, including Innocentia, MaMlambo, and Mazaza. He also had a second wife, Lindiwe "Mangcobo Xulu," whom he had from a previous marriage.

Masoja's other well-known works, in addition to Uzalo, include Sokhulu & Partners and Kalushi, among others. He has made cameo appearances in a number of television and film projects, including Rthymn City, Scandal, Inkaba, Intersexion, Isidingo, and Isibaya, to name a few.

Each of the father of three's 12 pieces of poetry and songs is intelligent and serious, and they are all available for purchase on his official website..

Nompilo Maphumulo (39 years old)

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  • Real Name: Nompilo Maphumulo
  • Character: Nosipho Xulu
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Season 1 – present
  • Occupation: Actress, motivator, businesswoman, dancer, model, MC, voice-over artist

On the 3rd of May 1982, Nompilo was born in KawMashu, Durban, and considers himself a native of the city. Early on, she discovered an incomprehensible enthusiasm for the performing arts and the entertainment industry, which she has pursued ever since. Despite the fact that her childhood wasn't perfect, she was determined to make her ambition of becoming an entertainer a reality, despite the obstacles she encountered along the way.

As she grew older, everything began to fall into place, and in 2015, she was handed the most major opportunity of her professional life when she was cast in the role of Nosipho Xulu in the film Uzalo, which was released in 2016. It is her father and mother who play on-screen parents Mangcobo and Muzi, and her brother Ayanda plays on-screen brother Ayanda.

A second reason why Nompilo has been on Uzalo since 2015 is because of her great performance as Nosipho, which is one of the reasons she has been on the show since 2015. Nompilo has also been on Uzalo since 2015. In addition to her affair with Ayanda (to whom she was unaware she was connected), Maphumulo's tumultuous relationships with Zweli, Mondli, Njeza, Thulani, and Qhabanga have had viewers glued to their television screens for hours on end.

The founder and proprietor of Eish Ntwana Clothing is a mother of two who lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two children. Her only known work is the film Uzalo, and she has kept her personal life a closely guarded secret until quite recently.

Gugu Gumede (29 years old)

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  • Real Name: Gugu Gumede
  • Character: Hlengiwe (MaMlambo) Mlambo Mhlongo
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Season 1 – present
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Education: Studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles

Guy Gugu Gumede, the main character in the film Uzalo, is an intriguing individual. Hlengiwe (MaMlambo) Mlambo Mhlongo, who plays the role of a prophetess in the novel, is one of the numerous men with whom she comes into contact and has affairs.

Despite the fact that Hlengiwe is Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo's wife, she managed to gain the affections of Thobile's uncle Mbhekiseni, only to abandon him once the latter was arrested for rape. Thobile's father is Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo, who is also known as Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo. Close acquaintances of the prophetess's were the women MaNzuza and MaNcgobo, and she was also known to be linked with Melusi, Qhabanga, and Nkunzi.

A defining characteristic that sets Gumede apart from her peers is her ability to perform in front of an audience on stage. She puts out her best effort in whatever task she undertakes, and her performance in Uzalo was no exception to this pattern. When she finally makes it to the big screen, she delivers her lines and performs admirably in each of her performances.

It was in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) that Simon Hulumeni Gumede and the late South African political heavyweight Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi became parents, and it was to this kid that Gugu was born. She was born on the 10th of December, 1991, in the city in which she was raised. Her feature film début came in the 2013 film Generations, in which she made her acting debut. She began working at Uzalo in 2015, after returning from a two-year trip in the United States of America, where she had lived.

Gumede's only other acting credits are in the films Uzalo and Generations, both of which he co-starred in. She is driven by the desire to advance farther in her career and to become the best in her industry. Neither her marriage nor her relationship with someone who is visible to the public are on the horizon.

Menzi Brighton Biyela (38 years old)

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  • Real Name: Menzi Brighton Biyela
  • Character: Pastor Gwala
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Cast Type Main: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Season 7 – present
  • Occupation: Actor, musician, director,
  • Education: Studied Drama at the Durban University of Technology

Menzi, who was born on the 5th of May 1983, has accomplished a great deal in the short time he has been a part of the entertainment industry. Rhythm City, where he played the role of a courageous thug, was the start of his meteoric rise to fame and fortune. His fame increased by a factor of two after he was cast as preacher Gwala on the television series Uzalo.

The actor once stated that people still criticize him based on his part in Rhythm City, and that they are perplexed as to how he went from being a thug to becoming a preacher. But again, it is one of the things that distinguishes acting from other forms of entertainment — the fact that it involves numerous roles played by a single actor.

In the film, Brighton plays the role of Pastor Gwala, who is an upright minister who has been tasked with spiritually emancipating the people of KwaMashu. The father of one is one of the best actors in the business, as seen by the effortlessness with which he brought his character to life in this film.

Nyalleng Thibedi (41 years old)

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  • Real Name: Nyalleng Thibedi
  • Character: Zekhethelo Mhlongo
  • Age: 41 years old
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Season 3 – present
  • Profession: Chemical engineer
  • Occupation: Actress, model, entrepreneur
  • Education: Studied Chemical Engineering at University of Cape Town, Dramatic Arts in New York

In terms of interpreting and presenting Zekhethelo Mhlongo, no one could possibly have done a better job than Nyalleng. Since season 3, she has proven to have remarkable acting abilities, and one thing that hasn't changed is the way she brings the role to life - to call her performance exceptional would be an understatement.

Thibedi's character, Mhlongo, is a police officer who has had affairs with a number of men, including Mxolisi, Mondli, and Njeza. Her father had several wives, the first of whom is Mapadi, the second of whom is Lindiwe, and the third of whom is Innocentia. Nkunzi, Mapadi's father, had been there for her since she was a small child. Her mother had been missing, but Nkunzi had been there for her since she was a small child.

Thembinkosi Thwala (34 years old)

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  • Real Name: Thembinkosi Thwala
  • Character: Mondli Mdlalose
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Season 1 – present
  • Occupation: Actor, MC

Thwala plays the role of Mondli Mdlalose in the film Uzalo. There are many similarities between the actor and his character, who is a well-respected and honest officer who never loses up on a case. Mdlalose will not accept bribes, even if he believes he is on the verge of losing a legal case. The combative and probing nature of his personality comes through in his work.

In spite of the fact that he was a well-regarded law enforcement officer and the chief police captain, Mondli couldn't help but fall in love with and mingle with a few of the young ladies who came across his path. As a result, he has been romantically involved with Zekhethelo, Nosipho, and even Lilly.

Baby Cele – Maloka (49 years old)

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  • Real Name: Baby Cele – Maloka
  • Character: Gabisile Mdletshe-Khumalo
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Season 2 – 6; Season 7 – Present

Baby Cele's return to Uzalo in August 2021 will be more than just a triumphant return. Throughout Uzalo, there was no scene where this extraordinary actress did not deliver – her acting ability is out of this world.

She describes Gabisile, one of the main characters, as having gone through a painful experience at some point in the story. She went missing and was buried without her body, but a young girl named Hlelo later came across her in a river and saved her life. Gabisile is Sbonelo's mother, an aunt to Mumsy, Nkosinathi, and Mxolisi, and Zandile's sister-in-law. She is also the mother of Sbonelo's children.

Wiseman Mncube

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  • Real Name: Wiseman Mncube
  • Character: Sbonelo (Babo) Mhlongo
  • Age: NA
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes:
  • Occupation: Actor, director, playwright
  • Educational Qualification:  National Diploma in Drama (Durban University of Technology)

A severe womanizer and medical practitioner, Sbnelo, played by Wiseman Mncube, follows in his father's footsteps by living a filthy lifestyle. Not only did he rise to the position of right-hand guy, but he was also arrogant and shameless in the face of his wrongdoing.

Following the murder of Nonka's close friend Nsizwa, he decided to leave his profession. He finally married Nonkanyiso, but the couple's relationship was doomed after a few years of marriage. Because of his great performance on the show, Wiseman, who is the polar opposite of his Uzalo character in real life, managed to worm his way into the hearts of fans.

Ntombifuthi Dlamini

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  • Real Name: Ntombifuthi Dlamini
  • Character: Gladys “MamaDlala”
  • Age: Not available
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Not available
  • Occupation: Actress

Dlamini was born on the 21st of January in the KwaMashu neighborhood of Durban. Her exact birth year is not known at this time. Her journey with Uzalo began in 2014, when she was cast as an extra after a casting call went well. Mrs. Mdlala is a regular character in Uzalo, and she progressed from being an extra to having a permanent role.

Mdlala is a member of a church board of directors in the soap opera. When it comes to certain areas of her profession, Ntombifuthi, who formerly worked as a clinic cleaner, varies from her counterparts. Mrs. Mdlala is outspoken and pious, whereas the actress is the complete polar opposite of both characteristics.

Thuthuka Mthembu (29 years old)

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  • Real Name: Thuthuka Mthembu
  • Character: Nonkanyiso
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Recurring role – Season 5; Main role: Season 6 – present
  • Occupation: Actress, MC
  • Education: Studied theatre at the University of KZN and at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, AFDA

Thuthuka was born on December 10, 1991, in the South African city of Johannesburg. Her age makes her one of Uzalo's youngest actresses, but it hasn't stopped her from captivating spectators with her on-screen presence. Nonkanyi, her main character, is a fascinating woman who knows precisely what she wants and how to achieve it. She is a character worth reading about.

Nonkanyi is the sister of Njeza and Mbuso, as well as Lilly's cousin in Uzalo. She also works in the salon and is Hleziphi and Fikile's best buddy, as well as their best friend. She married Sibonelo, but later separated from him.

Simphiwe Majozi (40 years old)

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  • Real Name: Simphiwe Majozi
  • Character: Sbusiso (Sbu)
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Recurring role – Season 1; Main role: Season 2 – Present
  • Occupation: Actor, artist, dancer, musician
  • Education: Studied Marketing management at the universal College Outcomes, Pietermaritzburg

Simphiwe, like the most of the actors on our list, is nothing like the character he plays, but that has never prevented him from bringing out the true Sbusiso in his audiences. Sbu is the undisputed king of the thugs in Uzalo; he takes pleasure in making quick money and in carrying out one heinous crime after another.

Despite this, he holds Fikile close to his heart and shows her on a regular basis that he truly cares for her. Interestingly, Majozi and his character Sbu are both well-liked by the public, which is a surprise. Even though the actor was only scheduled to appear in a single scene, the producers were so impressed with his performance that they gave him a more permanent role. In Uzalo, he continues to deliver outstanding performances.

Simphiwe, who was born on November 7, 1980, is alleged to be in a relationship with South African politician Kekeletso Mahlelebe, according to reports.

Nkanyiso Makhanya (28 years old)

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  • Real Name: Nkanyiso Makhanya
  • Character: Njeza
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Season 6 – present
  • Occupation: Actor, TV Host

When Makhanya originally auditioned for a role in Uzalo in 2015, he was turned down. After departing the show in 2015, he was cast in the character of Njeza Xulu in the soap opera in 2018. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Mbuso and Nonka's older brother is Njeza. He's also an ex-convict (he murdered his father for constantly hitting his mother) and had affairs with his sister's friends Hleziphi and Zekhethelo. As expected, he performed an excellent job as Njeza. He is one of Uzalo's actors who keeps the audience hooked to their televisions.

Nkanyiso, who was born on May 23, 1993, is said to be dating Thando Duma, Duma Ntando's older sister. He has yet to appear in another film.

Cebolenkosi Mthembu

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  • Real Name: Cebolenkosi Mthembu
  • Character: Detective Nyawo
  • Age: Not available
  • Cast Type: Main role
  • Number of Episodes: Season 2 -present
  • Occupation: Actor, electrician, radio presenter

The role of a police officer was not well understood when Cebolenkosi Mthembu first joined Uzalo in 2016, but after rising through the ranks to detective, he began to appreciate spending more time in front of the camera.

To be fair, no one, with the exception of Cebo, seemed to fit the role of Detective Nyawo. Aside from his remarkable acting ability, his use of language has made him a favorite among his peers and fans. Mr. Oxford Dictionary, which he cherishes, has even been given to him as a title.

Both the production staff and the crowd are enthralled by his performance, which is far exceeding their expectations. He has also appeared in the film Umcebo Wegazi, which is in addition to Uzalo.

His personal life is kept under wraps, and no information is available about him. When he isn't filming, Mthembu can be found working as an electrician for the South African power company Eskom.

Zama Magubane (38 years old)

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  • Real Name: Zama Magubane
  • Character: MaDongwe
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Cast Type: Supporting role
  • Number of Episodes: Not available
  • Occupation: Actress

Zama's first and most enduring passion has always been acting, which she has pursued since she was a child. Consequently, when she was finally cast in Uzalo (after giving up hope), she seized the opportunity with both hands and has been committing murder in her role as MaDongwe ever since.

Lilly, a police officer, is MaDongwe's daughter, who also happens to be a police officer. She made her debut appearance on the soap when she requested that Mxolisi pay her daughter's Lobola because the two were dating, which she did. She moved in with Njeza and Nonkanyiso at some time when her husband left her for another woman. She now serves on the board of directors at Kkc Church, where she attends services.

Noxolo Mathula 27 years old

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  • Real Name: Noxolo Mathula
  • Character: Lilly Xaba
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Cast Type: Supporting role
  • Number of Episodes: Not available
  • Occupation: Actress, musician
  • Education: Holds a degree in Live Performance from AFDA Durban

Noxolo portrayed the fearless Lilly on the television show Uzalo. She was in a relationship with Mondli Mdlalose, as well as her relatives Njeza and Nonkanyiso, according to her biographer. Noxolo, a talented actress who has appeared in a number of other projects in the industry, delivered a stunning performance on the show. She is a fan favorite, and she is widely regarded as one of the show's most talented performers.

Mathula, who was born on December 31, 1993, in KwaMashu, Durban, has appeared in the Abasebensi series 1 and 2, as well as the Abo Chommee television series. Uncertainty surrounds whether or not she is now engaged in another project or in a relationship.

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