Causes of Actor Simphiwe Majozi (Sbu Makhathini) on leaving Uzalo
Uzalo actor Simphiwe Majozi has spoken on rumours that he’s leaving the favored SABC1 soapie. Reports claimed that Simphiwe, who plays the funny character of Sbu Makhathini, would exit the show soon. Simphiwe has set the record straight and rubished the rumours. Speaking to Daily Sun he revealed that he signed a replacement one-year contract with Uzalo at the top of last month. “My phone is flooded with many phone calls from people asking me why I’m leaving Uzalo. the reality is that I’m not leaving as I recently signed on the line with Uzalo. “As very much like many lead actors are leaving, I still enjoy being a part of Uzalo and showcasing my acting talent with them,” he said. Sbu has been scarce on screens, but Simphiwe said it’s because the storylines were changed to offer those that are leaving a smooth exit. “I agree that my character is rare for now, but that’s because there have been many reshoots to accommodate those that are leaving the show. “More time was given to them and as soon as their smooth exit is over, everything are going to be back to normal,” he said. Simphiwe said he loved working with Uzalo producers because they gave him the liberty to feature spice to his scripts. He said he has started shooting Uzalo season seven. “We have negotiated with producers to bring back the old Sbu, who was the township gangster. we’ll see the response of viewers who will tell us which Sbu they like – the funny, hyperactive Sbu or the first gangster Sbu. “We won’t kill the present Sbu, but we’ll tone down the funny side of the character and make it focus more his gangster side just like the old days,” he said.