Businesswoman and reality TV star Shauwn Mkhize has joined the popular SABC1 soapie, Uzalo.
The media personality will make her debut on Thursday, 4 March, this is her first acting gig.
Uzalo spokeswoman Nomfundo Zondi confirmed the news.
“Yes, it’s true. Shauwn Mkhize will be joining Uzalo for season 7,” she said.
“She’ll play a mysterious, wealthy woman, she concludes the purchase of Kwa Mashu Kingdom Church.”
Zondi however revealed she’s not sure how long MaMkhize will be part of the show, as the writers are still developing her storyline.
“But we can assure you she’ll make her debut this week,” she said.
Unlike those who queue at casting stations, Shauwn did not audition for the part. She was phoned by the producers of the show, and she jumped at the opportunity to be to be part of a soapie where two families battle for the soul of KwaMashu Township which provides the backdrop for the drama, betrayal, deceit, and discontent that unravels.
Shauwn has never acted before but recalls the good old days as a teenager where she would participate in school plays.
"We have all done plays at school. That is the only acting experience I have, but with everything I do I make sure I do it well and have fun in the process,"she says.
Speaking on her new role Mamkhize said: "I am extremely excited for my guest appearance on Uzalo, what a fun experience it was to join the cast, I can't wait for everyone to see another side of my many hidden talents."
"Like me, she is a fighter. She lives on the edge and when faced with a challenge, she is determined to fight. So, I am extremely excited for my guest appearance, I can't wait for everyone to see another side of my many hidden talents," Shauwn says.
Shawn says everything she participates in must be fun and filled with laughter.
"This is definitely not the end of people seeing me on TV. I have many surprises coming up in the next two months. But for now, I want people to see another side of me on Uzalo."
News of the controversial businesswoman making a guest appearance on the hit SABC1 soapie shook social media streets. Many finding it unbelievable.
See reactions below:
"There are so many talented actors and actresses out there for Mamkhize to just walts into the production of Uzalo, industry bosses must really do justice to these out of work individuals and stop licking asses of influencers #istandfortalent"
"Not MaMkhize joining Uzalo, Chile…
Next thing Andile is the Lead Actor. #Uzalo"
"Did MaMkhize just bought uZalo because Andile Mpisane believes he has a dream in acting!?"
"Not Mamkhize buying a role on Uzalo of all shows…couldn’t she Buy Harriet?"
"MamKhize joins Uzalo S7 ??????????? She's an actress now ????"