Dawn Thandeka King Quits Uzalo
One of South Africa’s favourite actresses, Dawn Thandeka King, who is also known as Mangcobo on SABC1’s Uzalo has called it quits from the show cast.
According to Zoom South Africa rumour has it that the actresses had some disputes with the management.
Entertainment commentator, Phil Mphela also confirmed the developments saying that the seasoned actress was now relocating back to Johannesburg after calling it quits.
CASTING NEWS: Dawn Thandeka King quits Uzalo
After 5 years playing Mangcobo and numerous rumors of her departure, the award winning actress is officially leaving the SABC1 soapie.
— Kgopolo Mphela (@PhilMphela) January 9, 2021
Dawn Thandeka King’s character will not be showing on Uzalo’s coming episodes for the new season although it is however not clear how she will be killed off from the storyline.
Earlier last month, the actress had been absent from most Uzalo episodes. Rumour spread that she had quit the show only for her to make a comeback mid-December.
It is also not clear if she and her fiance, Mlungisi Duncan who played Nongoloza on the same show will both be leaving.
Mangcobo had been one key player on Uzalo’s storyline. She has been with the show since its inception back in 2015.
Late last year there were reports that Uzalo had been put on notice by SABC1 and were told to come up with creative storylines or face being cancelled, following months of “boring” content and declining viewership.
As part of this uncertainty over the show’s life on SABC1 and disputes with the top management, Mangcobo quits Uzalo and will be heading to Jo’burg to start on a new project yet to be announced, sources claim.
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