After leaving Uzalo, viewers were left with the assumption that actress Omuhle Gela’s role of Nomaswazi would end.
But the publication has learnt that Nomaswazi will not be written off – instead, Omuhle will be replaced by Durban Gen actress Fanele Ntuli.
Omuhle left the show when she was left dissatisfied with the changes in her contract conditions. It is alleged that she told producers that she had relocated to KZN because of the offer she was given, not knowing that it would be changed.
Insiders said Fanele, who plays Dr Zondo on Durban Gen, will be the replacement.
“The deal between Fanele and Uzalo has been finalized. As soon as Omuhle’s prerecorded parts end, viewers will see the new Nomaswazi – Fanele,” said the insider.
On Durban Gen, Dr Zondo in married to Dr Dlamini, and her marriage seems to be hitting rock bottom.
The People’s Paper spoke to a second mole, who also confirmed that Fanele was the new Nomaswazi.
“She was lucky to find a job after Durban Gen. After it was cancelled, actors were left frustrated and unemployed. I’m happy for Fanele, and we think that she is the perfect replacement.”
Uzalo spokeswoman Nomfundo Zondi confirmed that Nomaswazi would not be written off, but did not reveal her replacement.
“We will update you on the developments. However, the character is integral to the show and will continue,” she said.
Fanele declined to comment, stating that she was enjoying her role on Durban Gen.