Khaya Explains Reason For Joining House Of Zwide

Uzalo did him dirty

By  | Jul 08, 2021, 02:29 PM  | Khaya Dladla  | Drama

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When GC and his partner in crime Thobile returned to SABC 1's Uzalo, viewers were ecstatic because they had high hopes that they would help revive the shows' boring storyline.

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That all came to an abrupt end when their stay at the drama series was only for a minute and they were also not informed. So with all this uncertainty, Khaya Dladla, who played the boisterous GC said he had no choice but to accept the House Of Zwide gig.

He told ZAlebs last year that Uzalo has been doing GC dirty and after he exited show last year, he still was not told he would be leaving. As a fan favourite, he was reduced to being a call actor for when the show needed him. 

"The thing is with me leaving the show, I didn't process it because I wasn't told I was leaving the show, so there was no time for me to digest that in the next three months I won't be on this show because, no one said anything to me about not coming back. Other actors were told that they won't be coming back but I was not," he said.

He recently spoke to Isolezwe, where he said his contract with the upcoming Etv telenovela is lengthy as compared to Uzalo's. Although he cannot say he left the show for good, he cannot promise his future with them because there are a lot of scenes he shot with the show that are still yet to be played.

Another factor was that both the shows are shot in two different cities so he could not manage the conflict which could have risen.

"When we returned to Uzalo, they did not inform us (he and Nokuthula Mabika) how long we were going to stay with show. Other cast members knew they were only going to be with the show for a few weeks then their contracts lapse.

"That is why when the opportunity aroused for me to join House Of Zwide, I could not turn it down because I know how long I am contracted to stay with them which years to come," he explained.

We got introduced to Khaya for his role as GC who was colourful and openly and proudly gay. For man years we got used to him and his talent that we thought there is no way he could play a completely different role.

Boy were we mesmerized when we saw him play and nail his character on Ehostela where he played the scary looking Nxebale Ndoda. His new role promises to give us those exact same vibes, as he promised to take it up a notch and blow us away once again.

"This role is unlike the previous ones from Uzalo and Ehostela. Viewers will get to see yet another talent of mine. With this role I deal a lot about fashion. I received a lot of help from big names, I would call them for help and they would help me so that I speak about something I know of,"
he told the publication. 
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