'Generations: The Legacy'

‘Uzalo’ star Nompilo Maphumulo on ‘Generations: The Legacy’ set. Images via Instagram

‘Generations’ confirms Nompilo Maphumulo has joined soapie

‘Generations: The Legacy’ has confirmed former ‘Uzalo’ actress Nompilo Maphumulo has joined the cast of the SABC1 soapie.

'Generations: The Legacy'

‘Uzalo’ star Nompilo Maphumulo on ‘Generations: The Legacy’ set. Images via Instagram

SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy has confirmed former Uzalo actress Nompilo Maphumulo has joined the show as Buhle.

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The soapie Generations: The Legacy revealed to TshisaLIVE that the talented actress Nompilo Maphumulo will start appearing on the show soon.

“Generations: The Legacy wishes to extend a warm welcome to Nompilo Maphumulo. She will play the role of Buhle, an old connection of Mrekza’s who comes bearing a life-changing reminder of his past. She will be on air from June 13 and viewers can look forward to Nompilo’s easy charm warming our screens at the usual 8pm slot.”

This is after the star shared pictures of herself on the set of the show and hinted: “June 13 you are going to love her. I’ll keep you posted Ntwana Zaaaaam.”

Maphumulo, who played Nosipho on Uzalo for eight and half years bowed out of the Durban-based telenovela after she left Uzalo almost two weeks ago.

“Forget yourself and just deliver. As I bow out today after 8 and a half years on @uzalo_sabc1 I would like to thank all you guys for the support you have given me and the love you have shown for me and my craft. It’s been quite a journey, a beautiful one. Trended a number of times, cried, laughed, but most of all I enjoyed and embraced playing Nosipho. We are all going to miss her, especially me, but rest assured Nompilo is not done yet. In fact it’s only the beginning.”

Maphumulo’s last appearance on the soapie was on Tuesday, 4 April according to ZAlebs. The actress exited the show with her on-screen husband Menzi Biyela, who played the role of Pastor Gwala. 

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Sources from the SABC1 soapie Uzalo informed  Daily Sun in November 2022 that the fan-favourite couple Pastor Gwala and Nosipho Xulu played by actors Nompilo Maphumulo and Menzi Biyela left the show.

“The situation is tense as some actors don’t know whether their contracts will be renewed or not, but Nosipho and Pastor Gwala are leaving. The were told their contracts will not be renewed.”  

Another source from the production revealed: “Nompilo is talented. She’s been with Uzalo since season one and delivered the best. When colleagues heard she was leaving, everyone was shocked. Menzi is experienced and talented. His contract not being renewed was scary for others.”  

The talented actress Nompilo Maphumulo also told Daily Sun in January 2023 that Uzalo released her because it was time for her to leave and she’s the luckiest actress.

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