‘Umkhokha: The Curse’ actress Deli Malinga as Mamzobe. Image via Twitter @RhythmWorld4

Actress Delisile Malinga: ‘Umkhokha changed my life forever’

Seasoned actress Deli Malinga, who played the villainous Mamzobe in ‘Umkhokha’ says the character put her on the map.


‘Umkhokha: The Curse’ actress Deli Malinga as Mamzobe. Image via Twitter @RhythmWorld4

Former The Queen actress Deli Malinga, who was recently nominated for her role as Mamzobe in Umkhokha says she is grateful for Mzansi’s support.  

The seasoned actress took to her Instagram account and shared a clip where she was praised for her performance in the series.  

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Though the actress Deli Malinga has been in the industry for two decades, she got her first leading role as Mamzobe in Mzansi Magic’s faith-based series Umkhokha which premiered early in 2021.  

“Thank you, SA. Today I’m on the map, recognised, and mentioned among the giants, gaining so much respect in the industry and beyond because of you. I’ll cherish these moments as long as I live. What I did kuMkhokha changed my life forever. Viewers at home *I am bcoz of you!* when God touched you ngoMkhokha, appreciating my craft you were taking me to another level.’  

Malinga told TshisaLIVE in 2021 that the role was the perfect fit for her to showcase her range as an actress and admitted that the villainous role challenged her emotionally.  

“When I was called again to reshoot the response towards my daughter being hanged and my daughter wasn’t there at all, I had to bring back the emotions. It was emotionally draining. I dug deep, very deep, to some of the most painful things I had to experience, like losing my mother at the age of 20. Every time I think about it, it gets me emotional.”  

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The fan-favourite actress Deli Malinga was also nominated in the Dstv MVCA’s in the category of favourite actress that was scooped by Gomora’s Sannah Mchunu last weekend.  

She also thanked her fans after the awards ceremony for their support.  

“Thanks to everyone who supported my craft, my career from day one, and people who voted for me in this category, God bless you. I’ll keep working hard, improving where need be. I love you so much, to me being nominated means a win already. I scored a lead in a drama series for the first time and boom came a nominee. I was super excited, my name was among the giants of this industry. I know I didn’t win the award, but thank you for the recognition.” 

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