The actress rose to superstardom after bagging the role of Nosipho Xulu. As a result of the role, she made a name for herself and garnered a legion of fans, but sadly, the show has ended.
Her last appearance was on Tuesday evening and she took to her Instagram account to bid farewell to the show. In a heartfelt note, Maphumulo thanked her fans for the support and the show for giving her the opportunity.
“Forget yourself and just deliver 🕯️🕯️🔥🔥As I bow today after 8 and a half years on @uzalo_sabc1 I would like to thank all of you guys for the support you have given me and the love you have shown for me and my craft. It’s been quite a journey, a beautiful one. Trended a number of times, cried, laughed but most of all I enjoyed and embraced playing Nosipho. We are all going to miss her especially me but rest assured Nompilo is not done yet. In fact it’s only the beginning🏾🫂❤️Thank you @stainedglasstv1 @uzalo_sabc1 @gugu_zuma_ncube @thulibird @afrikanmovies,” she wrote.
Many fans praised her for breathing life into her character and gave her flowers for being a brilliant actress.
“Nchoooo you portray Nosipho I so well, I fell in love with Nosipho during the time when she grew up kwizigelekeqe and yena refused to be one 😂😂😂😂😂 thank you for understanding the assignment, wishing you the best rnd may we see you soon in our screen”
“Sthandwa Sami you are such an amazing person I thank God I’ve worked with you nami you taught me a lot good luck and well done dadewethu”
“@nompilomaphumulo after crying so bad the other day Kwamele bakuthengele u ice cream angithembi ukuthi ukahle …. But Ke you’re my favorite actress. Thank you Ntwana for entertaining us for the past 8 years.. Wishing you luck with your future endeavors.”
Sambulo and Nosipho’ s end was tragic.
What an actress Nompilo Maphumulo is! The Queen bows out. #Uzalo
— SIMMY FREDDIE (@SimmyFreddie) April 4, 2023
Nosipho is nailing that role she plays. Nicely done! #Uzalo
— Oupa Khalanga Baloyi (@OupaBaloyi7) March 28, 2023
That Nosipho lady can act. Very convincing. #Uzalo
— Sqiniseko (@SQ_Myeza_) March 28, 2023
The actress debunked claims that she was expecting a bundle of joy in real life in late 2022. In Uzalo, her character Nosipho was pregnant with Mondli’s baby and engaged to Pastor Gwala.
“I think the fake tummy that I’m wearing on set looks real and I portray a role of a pregnant woman well. That’s why people think I’m really pregnant. I’m very much not pregnant. There’s no bun in the oven here,” she told Daily Sun
Speaking about her departure she said: “Uzalo released me because it was time for me to leave. I’m the luckiest actress. If I’m not mistaken, we are less than five actors who started when Uzalo debuted on TV screens in 2015. So, everyone has their time. I had my time and it was a wonderful experience. I worked with a wonderful crew and learned a lot about acting. Now it’s my time to bow out.”
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