Mnqobi Kunene secures lead role in Uzalo
Breakout star Mnqobi Kunene, who portrays Kwanele Dlamini on ‘Outlaws’ has secured a role on SABC1’s soapie, ‘Uzalo’.
Former My Brother’s Keeper and Outlaws actor Mnqobi Kunene has scored a role on SABC1’s Uzalo.
MNQOBI KUNENE: NEW ROLE
Entertainment commentator, Mlu reports that Outlaws actor Mnqobi Kunene has joined Uzalo.
“Outlaws Showmax newcomer Mnqobi Kunene has landed a lead role on Uzalo. Mnqobi has joined the number one leading soapie in the country… Season ten of Uzalo is set to start soon on the channel,” posted Mlu.
Kunene who also starred in 1Magic’s drama series How To Manifest A Man also starred Showmax’s Outlaws as Kwanele Dlamini.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, the rising star Mnqobi Kunene revealed that he screamed with excitement when he found out he got the role.
“I was in the gym. I screamed so loud, people were wondering what was happening with this guy. I was super excited.”
Kunene adds that he feels like this project chose him as he comes from an agricultural background and attended an agricultural school. He truly believes this role was meant for him.
CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT 🎥#OutlawsShowmax Newcomer Mnqobi Kunene has landed a lead role on #Uzalo.
Mnqobi has joined the number 1 leading soapie in the country…
Season 10 of Uzalo is set to start soon on the Channel. pic.twitter.com/8b5Shz7vKJ
— Entertainment (@TvblogbyMLU) February 8, 2024
ACTORS WHO EXITED ‘UZALO’
IOL reported in 2023 that My Brother’s Keeper actors Nkanyiso Mchunu and Wiseman Mncube have left the SABC1 soapie, Uzalo.
The publication addded that Stained Glass Production have thanked the actors for their contribution to the show in a statement:
“We’ve had the privilege of witnessing Wiseman Mncube and Nkanyiso Mchunu’s incredible journey on Uzalo.
“Their commitment to their craft, their ability to breathe life into their characters, and the chemistry they brought to the screen have enriched our show in ways words can’t express,” said series producer King David Mukwevho.”
Mzansi Magic confirmed that Mncube and Mchunu secured roles on My Brother’s Keeper, where Mnqobi Kunene played the role of Khwezi.
Mnqobi Kunene is currently on #HowToManifestAMan #HTMAM and is on the new Showmax show #OutLaws and new Rhythm World telenovela about to take over the #Gomora timeslot 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/GOUY9Wqj0l
— Jabulani Macdonald (Joy’s husband)⚡️ (@Jabu_Macdonald) August 31, 2023