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Mixed feelings over Vuyo Dabula joining Uzalo

Famous South African actor Vuyo Dabula, who has starred in TV shows like Generations: The Legacy and Entangled, will portray the role of Bentley Majozi in Uzalo.

Zimoja reports that Uzalo producers reveal that Bentley Majozi, played by Vuyo Dabula will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Dabula tells the publication that he nearly died after being involved in an incident, and he was forced to take a break.

“I was pretty much forced to take a break because I sustained injuries in a near death situation, I could not physically do much. I don’t talk much about personal things.”

Vuyo Dabula

“This must be something in the water because the whole production team is a great vibe, very welcoming and deeply supportive.”

He adds that he watched religiously and they’re an incredibly generous cast and easy people to work with.

Dabula’s new role comes after Uzalo actor Wiseman Mncube, who’s been with the soapie from season five to nine as Sibonelo exits the show to join Mzansi Magic’s upcoming telenovela, My Brother’s Keeper.

Here are some of the reactions:

@KhumaloDanica: “He needs the money. I had the same thoughts when I read that he is joining Uzalo. Am sorry but it’s way below him.”

@SperaDidiza: “Actors gotta eat too! soapies can actually be a great gig for actors in South Africa. They give them a steady paycheck and lots of exposure. And who knows, maybe Vuyo Dabula will still do movies and series while he’s on Uzalo. Let’s support our actors in whatever they choose to do!”

@Moneze_: “Limited content that suits him for the Movies and Series. Also, is it possible that there is possibly more money here than in those roles?”

The SABC1 soapie Uzalo, which remains South Africa’s most-watched TV show with over 5 million viewers has reportedly been renewed for another season.

The TV show which is currently in its nineth season stars former The Queen star Sibusisiwe Jili, The Wife star Lindah Majola, Isibaya star Thembi Nyandeni, Masoja Msiza and many more.

The Broadcasting Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA) August 2023 figures reveal that the Durban-based soapie, Uzalo scored over 5 million viewers, while Skeem Saam secured second position with over 4 million viewers.


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