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Love is blind: Check Out Uzalo Actors and their Real Ages in 2022

Uzalo is one of (if not the) most popular soap operas in South Africa, with over a million viewers. Since its debut on SABC1 in 2015, the show’s popularity and support have skyrocketed. Along with the show’s fascinating narrative, direction, and writing, the Uzalo performers are another reason why viewers won’t miss one episode.

The show was created by Gugu Zuma-Ncube and Kobedi “Pepsi” Pokane’s Stained Glass Productions. It is authored by a group of roughly 10 renowned South African authors, including acclaimed scriptwriters Bridgette Madiba and Clive Madiya. eNCA produces the show with Duma Ndlovu.

What Is Uzalo?

Uzalo is a captivating soap drama that depicts the lives of two KwaMashu-based families, the Xulu and Mdletshe families. Instead of being known for their involvement in vehicle theft, the latter were known for running the Kwamashu Kingdom Church.

However, the show’s basic plot has changed significantly over time. Several additional storylines and actors have been added to the main and supporting casts.

Sibongiseni Shezi (28 years old)


Sibongiseni Shezi



Main role

Episodes: Not available


Educated: AFDA’s Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance

Sibongiseni Shezi was born on March 17, 1993, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Sibongiseni Shezi is Sibongiseni Shezi’s son. Her first interest was ballet, and she became a well-known performer as a result. After being injured in a vehicle accident in 2015, she decided to pursue a career in entertainment.

As a supporting player on Uzalo, Shezi worked her way up to a major role in the soap opera, and her performance has been nothing short of remarkable.

In the film Uzalo, Ms. Hleziphi’s character is a bold lady who follows her heart rather than worrying about what others say. She is also Nonka’s close friend and Njeza’s girlfriend, whom she met through Nonka. An angry high school student at first, she blossomed into a fully formed young lady as she grew up. Sibongiseni’s character is constantly ready to do a horrific crime to support her then-fiance Njeza.

Shezi is a remarkable woman. It speaks something about her talent that she was able to gain both fans and critics in such a short period. Several projects, including feature films and television shows, are already in progress.

Aside from Tokoloshe-The Calling, the KwaZulu-Natal native has appeared in several films. She was nominated for and won the Sabela Award for Best Actress in a Feature Film earlier this year for her role in Run.

Her dating status is still unknown for now. For now, the public will have no access to her personal or family history.

Msiza Msiz (56 years old)

Uzalo Actors and Their Ages

Masoja Josiah Msiza

Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo

Age: 56

Main role

Season 1 – present

Occupation: Masoja was born on October 5, 1964 in KwaThema, Gauteng, South Africa. He developed an interest in the arts and theater at the age of nine, which he has maintained. After getting sacked from his mining job in 1992, he decided to pursue his childhood dream of becoming an actor.

Msiza is well recognized for her portrayal as Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo in the film Uzalo. Msiza is well known for her role in Uzalo as Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo. He has been the primary protagonist of the soap opera since the first season began. The actor portrays the character with ease and is unquestionably the best choice for the role that has earned him so much fame and respect in the entertainment industry.

Mhlongo, or Nkunzi in Uzalo, remarries after his first marriage fails. He is the ex-husband of Innocentia, MaMlambo, and Mazaza. He also had a daughter from a previous marriage, Lindiwe “Mangcobo Xulu.”

Among Masoja’s other notable works are Sokhulu & Partners and Kalushi. To mention a few, he’s appeared in Rthymn City, Scandal, Inkaba, Intersexion, Isidingo, and Isibaya, among others.

The father of three’s 12 poems and songs are all available for purchase on his official website.

Maphumulo, Nompilo (39 years old)

Ages of Uzalo Actors


Nompilo Maphumulo

Nosipho Xulu

39 yrs old

Main role

Season 1 – present

Actress, MC, dancer, model, and voice-over artist

Nompilo was born in KawMashu, Durban, on May 3, 1982, and considers himself a local. She developed an inexplicable passion for the performing arts and the entertainment industry early on. Despite her upbringing, she was determined to achieve her dream of being a performer, despite the challenges she faced.

In 2015, she was cast as Nosipho Xulu in the film Uzalo, which was released in 2016. Her parents are Mangcobo and Muzi, and her brother Ayanda is Ayanda.

Another reason Nompilo has been on Uzalo since 2015 is her amazing performance as Nosipho. Nompilo joined Uzalo in 2015. Maphumulo’s stormy relationships with Zweli, Mondli, Njeza, Thulani, and Qhabanga have had viewers hooked to their television screens for hours.

Eish Ntwana Clothing was founded by a mother of two who lives in Johannesburg with her husband and children. Her only known work is Uzalo, and she has kept her personal life hidden until lately.

Gugugume (29 years old)


Gugu Gumede

Hlengiwe Mlambo Mhlongo

Age: 29

Main role

Season 1 – present

Occupation: Actress\sEducation: LA’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Guy Gugu Gumede, the main character in Uzalo, is a fascinating man. In the novel, Hlengiwe (MaMlambo) Mlambo Mhlongo is one among the many guys with whom she had affairs.

Despite being Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo’s wife, Hlengiwe managed to win over Thobile’s uncle Mbhekiseni, only to desert him once he was charged with rape. Thobile’s father is Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo. MaNzuza and MaNcgobo were close friends of the prophetess, as were Melusi, Qhabanga, and Nkunzi.

Gumede’s ability to perform in front of an audience sets her different from her contemporaries. Her performance in Uzalo was no exception to this norm. The actress delivers her lines and performs excellently in each of her roles.

Simon Hulumeni Gumede and late South African political heavyweight Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi had Gugu in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). She was born on December 10, 1991, in the city where she grew up. Her first film role was in Generations (2013), in which she also acted. She joined Uzalo in 2015, after a two-year tour to the USA, where she lived.

In Uzalo and Generations, Gumede is only credited as a co-star. Her ambition is to develop in her job and become the greatest in her field. Her marriage or romance with a public figure is not on the horizon.

Biyela Brighton (38 years old)


Menzi Brighton Biyela

Pastor Gwala

Age: 38

Nom de l Main role

Season 7 – present

Occupation: In the midst of a

Education: Durban University of Technology Drama student

Menzi, born May 5th 1983, has done a lot in his short time in the entertainment sector. Rhythm City, in which he portrayed a brave thug, launched his stratospheric rise to fame and money. His role as preacher Gwala in the TV series Uzalo doubled his renown.

People still criticize him for his role in Rhythm City, and they wonder how he changed from a thug to a pastor. But, again, it is one of the things that distinguishes acting from other forms of entertainment.

Brighton plays Pastor Gwala, an ethical clergyman tasked with spiritually emancipating the KwaMashu people. The father of one is one of the best performers working today, as evidenced by his easy performance in this picture.

Nyalleng Thibedi (41 years old)

Nyalleng Thibedi

Zekhethelo Mhlongo

Age: 41

Main role

Season 3 – present

Chemical engineer

Actress, model, and entrepreneur

Education: Chemical Engineering, Dramatic Arts, University of Cape Town

Nobody could have done a greater job translating and presenting Zekhethelo Mhlongo than Nyalleng. Her acting abilities haven’t changed since season 3, and her performance is superb.

Mhlongo, a police officer, had affairs with Mxolisi, Mondli, and Njeza. Her father had three wives: Mapadi, Lindiwe, and Innocentia. Mapadi’s father, Nkunzi, had been there since she was a youngster. Nkunzi has been her mother since she was a child.

Uzalo Actors and their Ages Image Source

Thembinkosi Thwala

Mondli Mdlalose

Age: 34

Main role

Season 1 – present

Occupation: In the film Uzalo, MC Thwala plays Mondli Mdlalose. The actor’s character is a recognized and honest officer who never loses a case. Mdlalose will not take bribes, even if he is about to lose a legal case. His work reflects his confrontational and questioning mentality.

Despite being a respected cop and top police captain, Mondli couldn’t help but fall for and mingle with a couple of the young females who crossed his path. So he’s dated Zekhethelo, Nosipho, and even Lilly.

Maloka – Maloka (49 years old)


Baby Cele – Maloka

Gabisile Mdletshe-Khumalo

Age: 49

Main role

Season 2 – 6; Season 7 – Present

Baby Cele’s triumphant return to Uzalo in August 2021 will be special. No scene in Uzalo was missed by this exceptional actress — her acting ability is out of this world.

She said one of the key characters, Gabisile, went through a difficult time in the novel. Her body was buried without her, but a small girl named Hlelo found her and saved her life. Besides being Sbonelo’s mother, Gabisile is also Zandile’s sister-in-law. She is also Sbonelo’s mother.

Wiseman Mncube Uzalo Actors Ages

Wiseman Mncube

Sbonelo (Babo) Mhlongo


Main role


Actor, director, and playwright

National Diploma in Drama (Durban University of Technology)

Wiseman Mncube’s Sbnelo, a serious womanizer and doctor, lives in his father’s filth. He was not just the right-hand man, but he was also arrogant and blatant in his actions.

After the murder of Nonka’s close buddy Nsizwa, he quit his job. He married Nonkanyiso, but their marriage only lasted a few years. Wiseman, who is the polar opposite of his Uzalo character in real life, won over admirers with his amazing performance on the show.

Ntombifuthi Dlamini Uzalo Actors Ages

Ntombifuthi Dlamini

Gladys “MamaDlala”

No age given

Main role

Episodes: Not available

Occupation: Dlamini was born on January 21st in Durban’s KwaMashu slum. Her precise birth year is unknown. In 2014, she was cast as an extra after a successful casting call. Mrs. Mdlala is a regular character in Uzalo, having started as an extra.

Mdlala sits on a church board in the soap opera. Ntombifuthi, a former clinic cleaner, is unique in certain aspects of her job. Mrs. Mdlala is vocal and religious, whereas the actress is the polar opposite.

Thuthuka (29 years old)


Thuthuka Mthembu


Age: 29

Main role

Episodes: Season 5 recurrence Season 6 – present

Actress, MC

Education: AFDA – South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance

Thuthuka was born on December 10, 1991, in the South African city of Johannesburg. Despite being one of Uzalo’s youngest actresses, she has captivated audiences with her on-screen personality. It’s about a fascinating woman who knows exactly what she wants and how to get it. It’s worth reading about her.

Nonkanyi is Njeza and Mbuso’s sister and Lilly’s cousin in Uzalo. She works in the salon and is Hleziphi and Fikile’s best friend. She married Sibonelo but divorced him.

S. Majozi (40 years old)

Ages of Uzalo Actors


Simphiwe Majozi

Sbusiso (Sbu) Age: 40

Main role

Episodes: Recurring role – Season 1; Main role: Season 2 – Present

Occupation: Actor, artist, dancer, musician

Education: Studied Marketing management at the universal College Outcomes, Pietermaritzburg

Simphiwe, like the most of the actors on our list, is nothing like the character he plays, but that has never prevented him from bringing out the true Sbusiso in his audiences. Sbu is the undisputed king of the thugs in Uzalo; he takes pleasure in making quick money and in carrying out one heinous crime after another.

Despite this, he holds Fikile close to his heart and shows her on a regular basis that he truly cares for her. Interestingly, Majozi and his character Sbu are both well-liked by the public, which is a surprise. The actor was only supposed to appear in one scene, but the producers liked his performance so much they gave him a permanent part. He continues to shine in Uzalo.

Simphiwe, born November 7, 1980, is reportedly dating South African politician Kekeletso Mahlelebe.

Nkanyiso (28 years old)


Nkanyiso Makhanya


Age: 28

Main role

Season 6 – present

Actor and TV host

Makhanya was rejected from a post in Uzalo in 2015. After leaving the show in 2015, he was cast as Njeza Xulu in the 2018 soap series. It was a once in a lifetime chance.

He is Njeza’s older brother. He murdered his father for repeatedly assaulting his mother and had affairs with Hleziphi and Zekhethelo, his sister’s friends. As expected, he was fantastic as Njeza. He is one of Uzalo’s actors who keep viewers glued to the screen.

She is rumored to be dating Duma Ntando’s older sister, Thando Duma. He hasn’t acted since.

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Cebolenkosi Mthembu

Detective Nyawo

No age given

Main role

Season 2 – present

Actor, electrician, and radio host

Cebolenkosi Mthembu joined Uzalo in 2016, but after becoming a detective, he began to enjoy spending more time in front of the camera.

Except for Cebo, no one seemed to fit the position of Detective Nyawo. Aside from his acting talent, his choice of words has made him a fan favorite. Mr. Oxford Dictionary, a title he values, has been bestowed upon him.

His performance has wowed both the crew and the audience, well exceeding their expectations. In addition to Uzalo, he has appeared in Umcebo Wegazi.

His personal life is secret, and no information about him is known. Mthembu is an electrician for the South African power firm Eskom when he isn’t filming.

Magubane (38 years old)

Uzalo Actors and Their Ages

Zama Magubane


Age: 38

Supporting role

Episodes: Not available

Acting has always been Zama’s first and foremost love since she was a child. So, when she was ultimately cast in Uzalo, she jumped at the chance and has been murdering people ever since as MaDongwe.

MaDongwe’s daughter, Lilly, is also a cop. She first appeared on the soap when she asked Mxolisi to pay her daughter’s Lobola because they were dating. When her husband left her for another lady, she moved in with Njeza and Nonkanyiso. She presently sits on the board of Kkc Church, where she worships.

Noxolo Mathula


Noxolo Mathula

Lilly Xaba

Age: 27

Supporting role

Episodes: Not available

Actress, singer

AFDA Live Performance Degree Durban

On Uzalo, Noxolo played the brave Lilly. Her biographer claims she dated Mondli Mdlalose and her cousins Njeza and Nonkanyiso. It was a great performance by Noxolo, an actress who has participated in various productions in the industry. She is a fan favorite and one of the show’s best performers.

Mathula, a Durban native, has appeared in the Abasebensi 1 and 2 television series, as well as the Abo Chommee series. It’s unclear if she’s working on another project or in a new relationship.

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