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Uzalo

Genres: Soap Opera, Telenovela
Broadcast on: SABC1

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Seasons

Season 5

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
SABC1 04 Feb 2019 31 Jan 2020 Weekdays, 20h30 - 21h00 260


Season 5

Uzalo is a South African telenovela-turned-soapie created and executive produced by Duma Ndlovu which centres round two families - the Xulus and the Mdletshes - who are unknowingly bound to each other by their sons, who were swapped at birth.

These two young men carry the hopes and legacies of these families as they face the complexities of money, family and love.

In a country with a history as complex and multifaceted as South Africa's, what are the ties that bind? Is it blood-ties that make up the family unit, or the bonds forged with perfect strangers who often become dearer to us?

Exploring themes of identity, inheritance and beliefs, a shocking secret revealed on a deathbed kicks off this fast-paced telenovela.

Each half-hour episode delves into the lives of the Mdletshe and the Xulu families who are immersed in contradictory worlds of church and crime respectively.

The drama also throws the issues of family ties and loyalties against personal ambition into sharp relief – from loving patriarchs who exert unwelcome influence on their ambitious, young sons, to the tension created amongst family members when one of them decides to pursue their own career goals and reject the family business.

Uzalo delves into what makes these ambitious and successful, yet troubled families tick.

The inter-family unease co-exists against tensions between the two families, who each represent opposite sides of the moral coin in their community.

Linked by an untold secret the families battle for the soul of KwaMashu Township in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, which provides the backdrop for drama, deceit and discontent to unravel.

An awkward love-triangle and lifelong friendship between the sons of the two families provides an additional dimension of rivalry to the drama.

Created by: Duma Ndlovu
Executive Producer: Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube
Series Producer: Mariki van der Walt
Creative Director: Mmamitse Thibedi
Head Writer: Bongi Ndaba
Storyliners: Chris Q Radebe, Christa Biyela, Thuli Zuma
Directors: Tebogo Mkhabela, Sabelo Ndlovu, Luthando Mngomezulu, Tiny Mungwe

Season 5 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)
 

Starring

Dawn Thandeka King	...	Lindiwe "MaNgcobo" Xulu
Baby Cele		...	Gabisile (as Baby Cele Maloka)
Masoja Msiza		...	Nkunzi
Nompilo Maphumulo	...	Nosipho Xulu
Thembinkosi Thwala	...	Mondli
Siyabonga Shibe		...	Qhabanga
Gugu Gumede		...	Mamlambo
Nokuthula Mabika	...	Thobile
Wiseman Mncube		...	Sibonelo

Recurring / Guests

Nyalleng Thibedi	...	Zekhethelo
Rory Booth		...	Doctor
Nelisa Mchunu		...	Fikile
Simphiwe Majozi		...	Sbu
Cebo Mthembu		...	Detective Nyawo
Noxolo Mathula		...	Lilly
Zama Magubane		...	Madongwe
Ntombifuthi Dlamini	...	Mrs Madlala
Thabo Mnguni		...	Mr Mbatha
Thuthuka Mthembu	...	Nonka
Nkanyiso Makhanya	...	Njeza
Nomalizo Hlubi		...	Nurse
Langelihle Jiane	...	Mbuso
Welile Khanyile		...	Nokwanda
Thabo Motlokwa		...	Chillies
Bayanda Khoza		...	Phara 1
Mazwi Khoza		...	Phara 2
Khanyile Khulekani	...	Fake Security
Dinguyise Zulu		...	Man
Ntombifuthi Sibisi	...	Nurse
Nontobeko Mabaso	...	Old Mama
Muzi Mkhize		...	Street Guy
Kwanele Cele		...	Screaming Mama
Nomhle Ngubelanga	...	Street Girl
Ntokozo Mthembu		...	Taxi Conductor
Philisiwe Ngcobo	...	Vegetable Mama
Sibongiseni Shezi	...	Hleziphi
Sibusiso Hlatshwayo	...	Bhova (as Sibusiso Ecina Hlatshwayo)
Nduduzo Mngwengwe	...	Contractor Guy
Sandile Nene		...	Police Officer
Bongiwe Sibisi		...	Social Worker
Simphiwe Ngidi		...	Impound Security
Qiniso Dladla		...	Security Guard
Lucky Shelembe		...	Boy
Nkanyiso Mdletshe	...	Boy
Bulelwa Mhlongo		...	Client
Kholiwe Dlamini		...	Client
Halala Mkhize		...	Client
Nhlanhla Mkhize		...	Male Congregant
Thobela Nyathi		...	Street Girl / Njeza's Girl
Nkosingphile Nxumalo	...	Youth
Nosihle Khumalo		...	Youth
Nsizwa Shabangu		...	Nsizwa
Sanelisiwe Yeni		...	Client
Ziningi Shabalala	...	Client
Thokozani Dube		...	Spaza Shop Owner / Businessman / Hlabisa
Thokozani Gasa		...	Community Member
Nosikelelo Langa	...	Old Woman
Bayanda Mkhize		...	Phara
Fanele Nxumalo		...	Bra Rover
Fikelephi Maphumulo	...	Customer
Bambizwe Mncube		...	Community Member
Nkosingiphile Nxumalo	...	Youth
Mthandeni Mbambo	...	Jackson
Alfred Majola		...	Stranger
Duduzile Ngcobo		...	Babekazi
Slindile Ntethe		...	Nurse
Anelisiwe Mayeza	...	Protestor
Nomcebo Ngcobo		...	Nurse
Sibonile Ngubane	...	Khathazamanyamadoda
Smanga Cibane		...	Rookie Cop
Thandanani Qwabe	...	Dodgy Guy / Pitjana / Pitshana
Farieda Metsileng	...	Polite
Sibongile Phakathi	...	Doctor Mazibuko
Phumzile Mlangeni	...	Fihliwe
Kini Shandu		...	Nkunzi's Lawyer
Khanyi Mbau		...	Lady Di - Dinekile
Bongani Mbatha		...	Prosecutor
Bhekani Shabalala	...	Judge Mbanjwa
Simo Buthelezi		...	Panel Beater (as Simosibucayi Buthelezi)
Bonga Zulu		...	Panel Beater (as Siyabonga Zulu)
Sibonakaliso Mazibuko	...	Nkunzi's Buyer
Filani Khumalo		...	Hitman
Patrick Siwendu		...	Sgora / Big G
Lihle Langa		...	Phara Guy
Senzo Ngubane		...	Hunk 1
Nonsikelelo Mdlalose	...	Client
Kholiswa Sigcawu	...	Mam' Nkosi
Sesh Cele		...	Njebo
Mawandumusa Mbonane	...	Jimmy
Wanda Gumede		...	Lindokuhle
Nkululeko Msweli	...	Employee 1
Nombu Dlamini		...	Sister Thenjiwe
Reginald Cele		...	Pastor Shezi
Nonhlanhla Shezi	...	Mrs Shezi
Bhekokuhle Dlamini	...	Pastor Goba
Nolwazi Dube		...	Mrs Goba
Zama Dlamini		...	Community Member / Partner 2
Sizwe Mkhize		...	Partner 1
Sbahle Hendricks	...	Partner 3
Ciko Ngidi		...	Partner 4
Sibusiso Gumede		...	Dodgy Guy
Thokozani Zuma		...	Knoxman
Ronnie Masoja		...	Phakama
Joe Kazadi		...	Phillipe (as Joe Kazadzi)
Trevor Mankanku		...	Security Guard (as Travor Mankanku)
Zwelihle Kunene		...	Pianist
Ntombifuthi Mnguni	...	Client
Nkosinathi Madlala	...	Nsele
Zamacenge Dlamini	...	Nomsa
Reason Mbhele		...	Judge 1
Bonisiwe Ntshangase	...	Client
Bheka Hadebe		...	Head of Doctors
Lihle Ngcobo		...	Waitress
Scelo Mathaba		...	Panelbeater
Phumlani Mayisa		...	Panelbeater (as Phumlani Mayise)
Bheki Sibiya		...	Sfiso
Zama Zulu		...	Psychologist / Doctor Mazibuko / Doctor Khulasande
Sbusiso Sithole		...	Vibrant
Luyanda Tanase		...	Waitress
Nkuli Dladla		...	Plait Client
Nomkhosi Dlamini	...	Hair Client
Nomathandazo Xaba	...	Sphilile
Omega Mncube		...	Phelelani / Phelelephi
Lwazi Danca		...	Delivery Guy
Sfiso Mwenda		...	Thug
Sbusiso Sithole		...	Car Washer
Yoliswa April		...	Woman
Dumisani Dlamini	...	Ntabaziyalandela
Khwezi Duma		...	State Pastor 1
PS Sibongakonke Gumede	...	State Pastor 2
Jabu Dlamini		...	Starshine
Sandile Ncwane		...	Man / Police Officer 1
Mercy Khumalo		...	Candy
Sibusiso Vilakazi	...	Sgidi / Gunman 1 / Dodgy Guy
Thokozani Gasa		...	Husband
Ntando Shangase		...	Police Officer 2
Sphelele Mzimela	...	Mazaza
Nomthandazo Xaba	...	Sphilele / Sphilile
Thandeka Gumede		...	Client 1
Meli Ngcobo		...	Doctor
Faith Khanyezi		...	Nurse 2
Sibusiso Shozi		...	Police Officer
Amanda Zwane		...	Prostitute
Sfiso Mchunu		...	Pastor
Lungelo Msweli		...	Lady
Nomonde Mbusi		...	Badumile
Thobani Nzuza		...	Khehla
Tholithemba Ngcobo	...	Busaphi
Lindokuhle Mavundla	...	Angry Client
Mzamo Zwane		...	Driver
Snoh Ngcobo		...	Paramedic
Sizwe Majola		...	Dodgy Guy
Phumelele Majola	...	Mbali
Zakhele Buthelezi	...	Contractor (as Zakhele Siyabonga Buthelezi)
Talent Khanyile		...	Guy 1
Siyabonga Zulu		...	Guy 2
Emmanuel Khoza		...	Boy / Guy 1 / Gambling Guy 1 / Sbu's Boy 2
Dumisani Msomi		...	Mbali's Brother
Nokuthula Radebe	...	Woman
Thembelihle Mdluli	...	Girl
Pearl Modinane		...	Girl 1
Mbali Maphanga		...	Girl 2
Asandiswa Mzaza		...	Girl 3
Pertunia Gabuza		...	Lady
Sphelele Dlamini	...	Man
Nomagugu Biyela		...	Woman
Sthembiso Mhlongo	...	Detective Ngwenya
Samke Manukuza		...	Woman
Nhlanhla Sibisi		...	Male Congregant
Mdu Luthuli		...	Mr Tshabalala
Vukani Gumede		...	Guy 1
Slindile Maphumulo	...	Lone Woman
Sphamandla Chiliza	...	Hlabisa
Anelisiwe Mzekandaba	...	Young Girl
Phiwa Mngomezulu	...	Woman (as Phiwa Mngomezule)
Sabelo Shinga		...	Handsome
Sifanele Mnikathi	...	Ngqumbi
Sinazo Dikane		...	Girl 1
Lwandiso Ncisana	...	Proposal Guy
Mxolisi Ngcobo		...	Security Guard
Siyamukelwa Zulu	...	Gambling Guy 2
Siyabonga Zungu		...	Gambling Guy 3
Siyabonga Mncube	...	Smemezelo
Nothando Makhoba	...	Bongiwe
Jason Zikalala		...	Langa
Nkosingiphile Delwa	...	2 Boy
Scelo Mathaba		...	Mzwezwe
Simosibucayi Buthelezi	...	Hlulani / Screwdriver
Fanono Dlamini		...	Mcashelwa
Sbusiso Khuzwayo	...	Dumisani
Emmanuel Mcanyana	...	Mtimande
Lungile Mtshali		...	Mbalenhle
Qhawe Dubazana		...	Sibongiseni
Nduduzo Khowa		...	Raphael
Sello Ramolatloane	...	Khomo
Sphamandla Sibiya	...	Sbu's Boy 1
Bonginkosi Gwala	...	Station Commander
Sandile Ngcobo		...	Man
Khanyisa Ngqebane	...	Man's Wife
Ngcebo Mathula		...	Soccer Legend
Nduduzo Sibiya		...	Soccer Player 1
Borio Ndwandwe		...	Soccer Player 2 (as Borio Ndandwe)
Sibusiso Sibeko		...	Soccer Player 3
Musa Sokhulu		...	Guard
Vusi Msweli		...	Nkunzi's Boy 1
David Xulu		...	Nkunzi's Boy 2


Season 5 Cast

as
Lindiwe "MaNgcobo" Xulu

as
Nkunzi

as
Smangele Maphumulo

as
Sibonelo

as
Nosipho Xulu

as
Zekhethelo

as
Qhabanga

as
Gabisile (as Baby Cele Maloka)

as
Lady Di

as
Doctor Khan

as
Polite

as
Doctor Mazibuko

as
Fihliwe

as
Nkunzi's Lawyer

as
Sfiso

as
Ntabaziyalandela

as
Badumile

as
Khehla

as
Woman

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