With Uzalo still trying to recover from losing so many lead actors in a short time, it has just lost another senior star.
Nyalleng Thibedi has revealed she is leaving Mzansi’s most-watched soapie.
Uzalo fans were shocked when big guns like Dawn Thandeka King, who played popular gangster Lindiwe “Ma Ngcobo” Ngcobo were leaving.
Baby Cele and Siyabonga Shibe have completely left, while Dawn and Jet Novuka have left but are still appearing on TV and are expected to be gone soon.
Nyalleng played Zekhethelo, the controversial stepdaughter of number one gangster Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo, played by Masoja Msiza.
“Yes I’m leaving Uzalo,” she told Daily Sun.
She joined the Durban-based production in 2017.
“I’m not sure when my final episode will be because the writing is not completed.
“At the moment I will not share where I’m going but I will let you know in due course.”
Uzalo has have been forced to bring back former big guns to spice up the show.
Khaya Dladla, who plays GC and Nokuthula Mabika, who plays Thobile are already back.
It is expected that Ntokozo Dlamini, who played Mastermind, and Naymaps Maphalala, who played Mxolisi, will also be returning.
Inside sourcessaid the main reason many actors are leaving Uzalo is because the production always has problems with payment.
“Many times actors don’t get paid on time and many times they can’t pay bills while the production is sorting its problems, said the source. “As much as they are bringing back their old actors, many actors will be exiting the show.”
Uzalo publicist Nomfundo Zondi said she couldn’t confirm whether Nyalleng was leaving. “The writing team is still crafting the show. We will update once I am able to confirm,” she said.