Dawn Thandeka King leaves Uzalo For New Leading Role

Dawn Thandeka King the SA actress that has a leading role in Uzalo, will be leaving the show to explore greener pastures. Just when the leading drama series is looking to improve its storyline, Dawn Thandeka King is no longer going to be apart of the new and improved Uzalo.

In a social media post by entertainment commentator Phil Mphela, Dawn might have already left the show as he referred to her as ‘former Uzalo actress.’ The show is currently shooting season 5 so Dawn’s long stay with the show has come to an abrupt end after 4 seasons with them.

Dawn Thandeka King plays the feisty MaNgcobo on the drama series and her bold character has kept viewers glued to their screens weeknights on SABC 1. She has left the telenovela to pursue another leading role in a new show called Diepslot which is produced by Black Brain Pictures. The name will however change as the premiere nears.

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Last year there were rumors that the actress left the show along with fellow actor Siyabonga Shibe who portrays Qhabanga. This was due to rumors which said the two stars wanted salary increases. Her attitude recently isn’t doing her any favor, She makes the writers and directors’ job difficult because she sometimes demands to change the story-lines,” a source told a publication.

She was also accused of having diva tendencies on set when she apparently makes the director’s and writer’s jobs hard with demands to change the storyline.


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