Soapie world fell apart this past week with the news that Thandeka Dawn King would be leaving her role as MaNgcobo on Uzalo after having spent 5 years with the soapie. It gets better, the actress is set to star in a new and upcoming series.
2021 has begun with a lot of on screen changes and a lot of new upcoming shows such as Real Housewives of Durban, Diepsloot is on the list of shows to expect during the cause of years and Thandeka Dawn King is set to star in it. Not only did the actress leave the soapie but she will be relocating back to Johannesburg supposedly to shoot the new series, Diepsloot prooduced by Black Brain Pictures.
Thandeka Dawn King to play lead in new series
According to entertainment industry commentator, Phil Mphela, Diepsloot is the working title which may or may not change as time goes. Not much has been shared on the plot or what role the award winning actress will play
From being one of Mzansi’s watched soapie, Uzalo’s ratings have taken a dip with the departure of some of their favorites with some soon to leave. From Nay Maps, TK Dlamini, Kay Sibiya, who is set to make his debut on Generations:The Legacy this week, Bonga Dlamini and now Baby Cele and Thandeka Dawn King. However, expectations are high for the soapie to make up for the big departures.
This is not the first time the actress is rumored to leave the soapie but it appears to be the conclusive end to Thandeka’s relationship with the soapie. It is without doubt that her role on Uzalo as MaNgcobo made the actress a household name. It is without doubt that she made one of South Africa’s best female gangsters as the whole of South Africa fell in love with her.