“It’s Been Quite a Journey”, Nompilo Maphumulo aka Nosipho Says Goodbye to Uzalo
Nompilo Maphumulo, the talented actress who entertained Uzalo fans for over 8 years with her incredible acting skills, has said goodbye to SABC 1’s hit soapie Uzalo. Maphumulo rose to fame after landing the role of Nosipho Xulu and quickly became a fan favorite. However, her journey on the show has come to an end.
Maphumulo made her final appearance on Tuesday evening and took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message with her fans. She expressed her gratitude for their support and thanked the show for giving her the opportunity to showcase her talent.
“Forget yourself and just deliver 🕯️🕯️🔥🔥As I bow today after 8 and a half years on @uzalo_sabc1 I would like to thank all of you guys for the support you have given me and the love you have shown for me and my craft. It’s been quite a journey, a beautiful one. Trended a number of times, cried, laughed but most of all I enjoyed and embraced playing Nosipho. We are all going to miss her especially me but rest assured Nompilo is not done yet. In fact it’s only the beginning🏾🫂❤️Thank you @stainedglasstv1 @uzalo_sabc1 @gugu_zuma_ncube @thulibird @afrikanmovies,”
Mzansi praise her for killing her character to perfection and gave her flowers for being an excellent actress.
“Nchoooo you portray Nosipho I so well, I fell in love with Nosipho during the time when she grew up kwizigelekeqe and yena refused to be one 😂😂😂😂😂 thank you for understanding the assignment, wishing you the best rnd may we see you soon in our screen”
“Sthandwa Sami you are such an amazing person I thank God I’ve worked with you nami you taught me a lot good luck and well done dadewethu”
“@nompilomaphumulo after crying so bad the other day Kwamele bakuthengele u ice cream angithembi ukuthi ukahle …. But Ke you’re my favorite actress. Thank you Ntwana for entertaining us for the past 8 years.. Wishing you luck with your future endeavors.”
The actress debunked claims that she was expecting a bundle of joy in real life in late 2022. In Uzalo, her character Nosipho was pregnant with Mondli’s baby and engaged to Pastor Gwala.
“I think the fake tummy that I’m wearing on set looks real and I portray a role of a pregnant woman well. That’s why people think I’m really pregnant. I’m very much not pregnant. There’s no bun in the oven here,” she told Daily Sun
Speaking about her departure she said: “Uzalo released me because it was time for me to leave. I’m the luckiest actress. If I’m not mistaken, we are less than five actors who started when Uzalo debuted on TV screens in 2015. So, everyone has their time. I had my time and it was a wonderful experience. I worked with a wonderful crew and learned a lot about acting. Now it’s my time to bow out.”