It looks like Sihle Ndaba was in the dark about her Uzalo axing. Uzalo’s producer cut her character from the show and this came as a shock to Ndaba who missed out on the announcement because she was out of the country.
Speaking to Pearl Modiadie and Amon Mokoena on Metro FM, Ndaba, who plays Smangele said she was on her way to New York when the announcement was made. “I missed the hype because the press release was (sent out) two days before and I was in the air. I knew it was coming so it wasn’t a surprise. It wasn’t like I found out in the papers that I was no longer going to be part of the show.” – she said.
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“When they told me, I was like: ‘Ahhh. I am going to miss this character. I am going to miss telling Smangele’s story because it was very close to me. I hope and believe that it has done what it was meant to do”. – she added.
A few weeks ago, Pepsi Pokane, Uzalo Executive Producer said in a statement that “Leleti and Sihle have been such an incredible part of the Uzalo story and journey and will always be part of the family. They have been such a joy to work with and alongside the SABC, we are happy to have been able to create a platform where they could showcase their talents so captivatingly. We wish them well in all their future endeavours.”