Mastermind/ TK Dlamini

‘Uzalo’ TK Dlamini returns to KwaMashu as Mastermind this January. Image via Twitter @Uzalo_SABC1

‘Uzalo’ January Spoilers: TK Dlamini returns as KwaMashu’s Mastermind

‘Uzalo’ actor TK Dlamini who played the bad boy role of Mastermind is returning to KwaMashu this January.

Mastermind/ TK Dlamini

‘Uzalo’ TK Dlamini returns to KwaMashu as Mastermind this January. Image via Twitter @Uzalo_SABC1

Uzalo fans will be thrilled to know that their fan-favourite actor TK Dlamini (Mastermind) is returning to KwaMashu in January.   

The actor returned to the show earlier this year to assist Dawn Thandeka King’s character (MaNgcobo) exit Uzalo.   

The actress currently plays the role of Thandiwe on Mzansi Magic’s telenovela, DiepCity.  

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The TVSA January teasers have confirmed that everyone’s favourite bad boy, Mastermind (TK Dlamini) is returning to KwaMashu.   

The actor TK Dlamini who plays Mastermind stated on Twitter that he was not returning for good, back in March, and said he was scheduled for a few episodes only.  

“That was the arch… Mastermind was only back to assist MaNgcobo and leave again. Thanks to everyone that watched.”  

Viewers saw Mastermind and MaNgcobo’s pulling off a heist of a century in March and the actress has left the show.  

TVSA has now stated that Mastermind will return to the show on Monday, 3 January.  

The teaser reads:

“Nkunzi receives shocking news. Mastermind is back in KwaMashu and he starts by righting a wrong.”  

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The show rubbished rumours that the actor, TK Dlamini temporarily exited the show on a sour note.  

Certain media outlets reported that he’d been fired from the show because he was difficult to work with.   

“We’d like to make it clear that he was never dismissed or suspended.”

“We can confirm that TK Dlamini, also known as Mastermind, will be appearing on Uzalo in the near future,”  

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Detective Mondli suspects that MaMlabo’s relative, Khatide is the mastermind behind the red pill that’s spreading fast in KwaMashu.   

Mondli suspects Khatide because he was a drug dealer before he got arrested and released from prison.   

Viewers will see Mondli following MaMlambo tomorrow night (21 December) and planning a sting operation to nab the drug dealer in KwaMashu.   

Mondli will be successful in his mission as the Friday, 7 January teasers state that Mastermind will pull a trick to get to Khathide inside jail. 

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