The End Of The Road For Mazaza And Nomcebo

The End Of The Road For Mazaza And Nomcebo

As Mzansi’s number one soapie, Uzalo has long been able to pierce to the core of our human spirit. We’ve grown attached to the characters as we’ve watched them religiously week after week and episode after episode. While we have come to understand and accept that losing actors is part of the game, we still battle to let go of some of our favourites.

Nomcebo
When Nombulelo Mhlongo, joined the cast of Uzalo, to undertake the role of Nomcebo, who is Khehla’s mother and Qhabanga’s ex-partner, we presumed that she would never leave, as she was hell-bent on finding justice for her son’s murderer.

We know that Gabisile was dating the father and son duo; Kehla and Qhabanga and ultimately murdered Kehla. Qhabanga is a pastor who yearns for a woman with a conscience and zero skeletons in her closet, – Nomcebo fits the brief, so why would the writer cut her off? In the real world, they would’ve started a family, and which amy provide her with peace and closure after her son’s death. But this is soapville, they found her boring, unnecessary, unrealistic, and she had to exit. It doesn’t say if she’s leaving with answers, she’s simply going to disappear, choking from grief unable to move on and heal.

Mazaza
The return of Mazaza was one of the most bizarre, uncalled for and unnecessary returns in soapville history. Her return signified what I already suspected, that the writers have no clear direction for this season’s storyline, since the resignation of their head writer; Chris Q Radebe a few months ago. Chris made the show, he was the show!

Mazaza was first played by former Isibaya actress; Sphelele Mzimela who fell ill and had to be replaced by Mpume Ngwenya. Fans weren’t fond off the new Mazaza from the beginning and demanded the old Mazaza back. She started off as a sweet character who was in love with Sbonelo until he dumped her for his true love; Nonka. Then she became bitter, villainous and annoying, demanding money from him all the time, refusing to leave until she got killed.

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