Deli Malinga finally gets her flowers!


Deli Malinga finally gets her flowers!

Umkhokha: The Curse actress Deli Malinga has been recognised for her character, MaMzobe.
She was nominated for Best Actress TV category in the Simon Mabhunu Sabela KZN Film TV Awards. She was nominated alongside Nomzamo Mbatha (Shaka iLembe) and Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku (Outlaws).

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The nomination announcement ceremony was held at Coastlands Skye Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban on Thursday, 13 June.Deli, who already boasts a Safta for Best Supporting Actress, told Daily Sun she felt honoured to be recognised at home.

“I’m super excited for the first nomination of Umkhokha because last year I won for a supporting role for Redemption, but this time is different.Being recognised at home means everything to me. I feel like dancing,” she said.


Deli said being nominated for an award named after the iconic Simon Mabhunu Sabela means a lot as they grew up watching him on TV.

“That’s when we took the decision to follow our acting careers. Simon Mabhunu’s acting was real acting. Some people are being cast because of their following on social media, the talent is not even there,” she said.

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Uzalo actor Ntokozo Mthembu (19) was nominated for Best Newcomer alongside Bonga Mhlongo (Father’s Day), Ntando Zondi (Shaka iLembe) and Ntokozo Vilakazi (uZulu no Mhlaba).He told Daily Sun he did not expect the nomination, which on its own is a win.“I’m so grateful and happy and I’m proud of myself. I’m taking it as a win,” he said.

Othor nominations include Thembinkosi Mthembu (Shaka iLembe) Wiseman Mncube (Shaka iLembe), and Wiseman Mncube (Uzalo) for Best Actor TV.

Best Supporting Actor TV nominees are Ernest Ndlovu (uZulu no Mhlaba), Khayelihle Dladla (House of Zwide), Melusi Yeni (Sibongile and The Dlaminis), while Best Supporting Actress TV nominees are Dawn Thandeka King (Shaka iLembe), Hope Mbhele (Shaka iLembe), and Hope Mbhele (Shaka iLembe).

The awards ceremony will be held at The Playhouse in Durban on 20 July.


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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