After ‘Nosipho’ and ‘Pastor Sambulo Gwala’ were allegedly fired from the long-running soap opera aired on SABC 1, the cast and crew of Uzalo are said to be in a state of shock and living in fear over the situation.
According to reports, the actors Nompilo Maphumulo, who plays the role of Nosipho Xulu, and Menzi Biyela, who plays the role of her fiance, Pastor Sambulo Gwala, were let go from their roles on Uzalo while contract negotiations were taking place.
People are still reeling from the unexpected firing of the two top actors, so tensions are running high on the show, according to a source close to the developments who spoke to the online publication the Daily Sun about the situation.
“The situation is tense because some actors are uncertain as to whether or not their contracts will be renewed; however, Nosipho and Pastor Gwala have decided to leave the show. According to the source, they have been informed that the contracts will not be renewed.
A second source at the well-known soap opera divulged the news that the surviving members of the Uzalo cast are wracked with anxiety due to the fact that they do not know what lies ahead for them. The information provided by the source was as follows:
“Nompilo possesses a lot of talent. She has been a part of Uzalo since its first season and has consistently delivered excellent work. Everyone in her workplace was taken aback when they found out she was leaving. Menzi is a skilled and experienced professional. The news that his contract would not be renewed alarmed those around him.
Menzi Biyela did not want to discuss the matter when he was contacted for his opinion on it. Instead, he directed all comments to Stained Glass Productions, which is a production house that has won multiple awards for their work on Uzalo.
Publicist Nomfundo Zondi did not confirm or deny the reports that Nosipho Xulu and Pastor Sambulo had been let go from their positions at Uzalo.
She was adamant that the production company would issue a statement at the appropriate moment and insisted that it would.
When it is the appropriate time, we will let our viewers and the general public know about any changes that will be made to their favorite show.
Uzalo sheds light on the circumstances surrounding Pastor Gwala and Nosipho’s dismissal.
According to reports circulating on social media, Menzi Biyela and Nompilo Maphumulo, who were playing the roles of Pastor Sambulo Gwala and Nosipho Ngcobo, respectively, on the weekday show, have been let go from their roles.
Uzalo and SABC 1, which is a public broadcaster, have both stated that the rumor that the on-screen couple will definitely be leaving is true.
The head of the SABC 1 acting channel, Thuli Nhlapo, stated that they would be leaving at the beginning of Season 9, which is scheduled to premiere in the beginning of the following year.
According to reports circulating on social media, Ngcobo and respectively have been fired from their roles as hosts of the weekday show.
To have worked with people of such abilities has earned us an extraordinary reputation.
Since the very beginning of the show, Nompilo has played a significant role in Uzalo. She gave us a remarkable performance as Nosipho that fans will never forget, and Menzi did an outstanding job playing Pastor Gwala.
Her fans will never forget either of these performances. We, as well as our viewers, adore them. According to what Mukwevho had to say, “We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”