There is growing cause for concern regarding the mental health of Siyabonga Radebe, who formerly starred on Uzalo. It has been rumored that the actor who played the role of Vikizitha Magwaza in the soap opera broadcast on SABC1 has checked into a mental health facility. There is a strong possibility that the actor is dealing with some kind of mental illness.
After reportedly being destitute and having begun taking taxis to get around, the 38-year-old actor started working on Uzalo in February and has since admitted that the show literally saved his life.
When rumors began to circulate in August that he would be leaving the show, he broke the hearts of a great number of people. Isolezwe has aired a report claiming that Siyabonga’s mental health is deteriorating rapidly as a result of the fact that he has been institutionalized for several weeks.
It would appear that his condition is not improving because he was observed walking around the hospital naked while he was a patient there. A source working within the hospital was quoted as saying, “He seems to be a very mentally disturbed person.”
Another source from Ntuzuma, where the actor currently resides, stated that residents of the neighborhood became concerned about him after he relocated there. It is said that members of the community would often see him chatting to himself while out walking.
“He was spotted strolling down the street while dressed in a gown and carrying a teacup with him. It was not a short distance that he was walking when carrying that cup and gown. We have a sneaking suspicion that something has messed with his head because he is the type of person who constantly seems to have a lot going through his head “according to the source.
It would appear that the actor made the decision to leave the show due to the internal politics. However, due to the demeaning interactions that occurred between members of the MaGwaza family, his character was written off the show after it went on a break.
It is currently unknown whether or not he will attempt to make a comeback. A publicist for Uzalo named Nomfundo Zondi stated that the records of the show indicate that Siya is still a member of the Uzalo family. Nevertheless, she is unsure of what is taking place between him and the producers of the show. This is due to the fact that he is not present when they are shooting.
Uzalo and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) just recently made the announcement that Fanele Bhengu will be taking over for Omuhle Gela on the show. Another actor who will be participating is Nkanyiso Mchunu, who is well-liked by the audience and will play Siphamandla “Wizard” Nkosi.
Wizard spent his formative years in South Africa, where he developed an early interest in digital technology and programming. He comes from a distinguished family of academics, but he has always been the outcast of the family. He is defiant and constantly gets himself into sticky situations, but he flees at the first sign of trouble. Because of his natural curiosity, he became an accomplished hacker.
“Having the opportunity to immerse myself in such a vibrant and emotionally charged tale has been both taxing and satisfying. I am excited to start this new chapter as a member of the SABC family and on Uzalo. According to Fanele Ntuli, “I have faith that the audience will adore the magic that we created.”
“Becoming a member of Uzalo has been nothing short of a dream come true for me. Uzalo is the most prominent storytelling platform in the country and also the largest of all of the platforms available. Because I do not want people to think of me as a one-dimensional actor, I am grateful that I will have another opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of my acting skills.
The role of Wizard allows me to demonstrate that I am capable of playing a variety of characters. He is a character with a lot of layers. Working alongside Wiseman Ncube, who plays the role of Sibonelo, and Masoja Msiza, who plays Nkunzi, has been an amazing experience, and I’m looking forward to working with the cast and crew,” – Nkanyiso Mchunu.