Mastermind is one of the characters exiting Uzalo season 5. Mastermind is played by Ntokoz TK Dlamini, who has shared the details of his exit with TV SA.
Check out his interview below.
TK: Well, firstly I needed to grow, but also the environment in that production is not the same anymore. It doesn’t feel like we’re a family, it feels like everyone is just there to get a pay check… and I can’t work in a place like that, because I’m not doing this for money, I do it for the love of the industry.
I hope they treat the new cast members, better than they treated us.
However, reports say Uzalo's Mastermind character will no longer appear on our screens due to the fact that actor, Ntokozo 'TK' Dlamini has been fired for bad behaviour.
Much like Mpumelelo Bhulose who was fired from eTV's drama, Imbewu: The Seed, it is alleged that Dlamini is a drama king who comes to work late and does whatever he wants. They state that producers used to tolerate said behaviour at first due to his talent but it has gotten worse over time and they have since grown tired of it.
They went on to add that he makes outrageous demands on set and doesn't take direction well. They all seem to attribute this to "the fame having gone to his head." Said sources also claim that he shot his last scenes a few weeks ago and only has a few weeks on screen remaining.
BothDlamini and and Uzalo's PR manager, Marang Setshwaelo have denied these claims.