Uzalo's Nyawo Gets His Voice Back

He is back at work

By  | Mar 15, 2021, 06:15 PM  | Thembinkosi Mthembu  | Drama

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Uzalo actor, Cebolenkosi Mthembu who plays the role of Nyawo who lost his voice last month has now regained it. 

He is back on Uzalo and on radio. 

“I was starting to think that maybe my ancestors are angry or they have turned their backs on me. But now it’s clear that it was just the medical condition,” he said.

“I have started shooting. Although my voice is not fully recovered, it is better than before. I’m also going back to radio on Saturday,”

The character who used to be captain Nyawo and has now been demoted to detective Nyawo because of his incompetency has become a fan-favourite and a household name because of his his humour. He apparently also works for a community radio  station; Vibe FM and hasn’t been able to work on radio since his voice is gone.

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The multitalented actor and radio personality also studied Electrical Engineering. He was rumoured to be working for the country’s power utility Eskom, where he is a technician inspector. It is unclear at the time of publishing this article if he's still working there or has resigned.

Mthembu has revealed in an interview with Daily Sun that he lost his voice at the beginning of February and this has affected both his acting and radio career. 

He stated in the interview with the paper: 

“I was diagnosed with Covid-19 at the beginning of this year. My father was too. He died on 3 January. After my self-isolation, I was cleared of Covid, so I went back to work. But my voice just disappeared this month. I went back to consult a doctor, but he gave me something for Covid. I have tried drinking honey, Vitamin C supplements, but nothing is working.

At the community radio presenters like myself hope big radio stations would hire them for their new changes. But honestly, which radio stations could hire someone who is voiceless. I’m scared; I don’t know what to do now. My voice is my everything. Now I have lost it I feel like I’m losing everything.”

ZAlebs previously reported that Mthembu revealed in an another interview with Daily Sun that the actor was left heartbroken as he could not attend his father's funeral nor plan it as his firstborn.

"Covid-19 has brought me a double heartache. While fighting it, I'm also hurting that I couldn't bid farewell to my father or even arrange his funeral arrangement as his firstborn. I didn't have a choice but to protect everyone. This is the time to be safe and protect each other. It hurts that our parents are leaving because of this pandemic."

Mthembu has revealed that his voice is also affecting his season 7 scenes which will start airing on the 8th of March, season 6 of Uzalo ends next Friday, the 5th of March.

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