It is almost every actors' dream to land a fixed role on a soapie, hence it is a well known reality that the acting medium is not the most stable lines of professions almost in all parts of the world.
Loyal viewers' of SABC 1's flagship soapie Uzalo, will probably be left disappointed with the news of Nay Maps, Noxy Mabika and Glen Gabela exiting their favourite soapie all at one go. It was reported that these three talented actors' wont be returning for the show's season 5 in February 2019.
STATEMENT FROM @Uzalo_SABC1 about their exit: pic.twitter.com/CCBF4qhT7x— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela)
Nay Maps has left Uzalo, he portrayed the troublesome, Mxolisi.
View this post on InstagramA post shared by N A Y M A P S (@naymaps) on Mar 28, 2018 at 2:11am PDT
Nokuthula 'Noxy' Mabika will not be returning to the show's season five next year. Her bubbly character, Thobile will be sorely missed.
View this post on InstagramA post shared by nokuthulamabika (@nocxymabika) on Aug 21, 2018 at 3:45am PDT
The news come right after the cast and crew enjoyed themselves to a wrap up party after a very intense season four.
Pics! Your inside access to #Uzalo's Season 4 wrap party and thank you celebration: https://t.co/lmtG9SLiwm pic.twitter.com/e4hNQiFvbn— TVSA (@officialtvsa)
#Gallery The stars who've taken #Uzalo to 10.2 million viewers: https://t.co/lmtG9StH7M | @Uzalo_SABC1 @SMS_Shibe @IamZuluboy @Khaya_dladla @TK_DEE @NocxyMabika @realgugugumede @ThibediNyalleng @mmamitse pic.twitter.com/dGrsQkRM0p— TVSA (@officialtvsa)
It is always quite sad when our favourites actors' leave the show's that we have come to love them on, however, artistic growth is vital for most actors, therefore we wish these three insanely talented actors' all the best with their future endeavours.
On the flip side, Uzalo season 5 promises to take the show to greater heights in 2019. A range of new cast members will be joining the show, while other existing roles will be amplified. The show will see the character of Lilly played by Noxolo Mathula grow from being an on-call character to a principal cast member. As part of keeping the show authentic and ‘opening up the industry’, the show will bring on some undiscovered talent in the form of newcomers Thuthuka Mthembu and Nkanyiso Makhanya.
“We have a lot to live up to with Season 5, and everyone is amped about the challenge. We’re certainly excited about what’s in store and promise to keep our viewers glued to their screens. Season 5 will definitely be a fresh and exciting journey Uzalo!”, Says Mmamitse Thibedi, Executive Producer for Stained Glass Pictures.
Main Image Credit: Twitter/@uzalosabc1.