Gugu Gumede

‘Uzalo’ actress Gugu Gumede – who plays MaMlambo – on the show has revealed that she’s pregnant. Image via Twitter @Khawula_Musa

‘Hope Uzalo won’t fire her’: Fans react to Gugu Gumede’s pregnancy news

Seasoned actress Gugu Gumede – who plays MaMlambo in ‘uzalo’- has announced that she’s pregnant with her first child.

Gugu Gumede

‘Uzalo’ actress Gugu Gumede – who plays MaMlambo – on the show has revealed that she’s pregnant. Image via Twitter @Khawula_Musa

Actress-politician Gugu Gumede – who plays MaMlambo in Uzalo – announced yesterday (19 January) that she is pregnant with her first child.  

The actress took to her social media accounts to share the exciting news with her followers and also shared her baby bump in a designer dress.  


Talented actress Gugu Gumede – who is known for playing a sangoma named MaMlambo in Uzalo has shared her pregnancy news on social media.   

Gumede captioned the post:

“1 Samuel 1: 27-28 “For this child I prayed, and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him.”  

Gumede who lost her mother Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi back in September 2021, also revealed that her mother was thrilled at the thought of being a grandmother.  

The 59-year-old politician died at Umhlanga Hospital in Durban on September 6.  

“My baby, you are your grandmother’s answered prayer.”

“She was so excited to meet you; even though you did not get to meet in the physical realm.”

“I know she is currently holding you in the spiritual.” 

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Uzalo rubbished claims that Gugu Gumede was leaving the show back in October 2021.   

Rumours of the actress’s exit began when she addressed The National Freedom Party’s (NFP) supporters at the party’s manifesto launch.  

The actress vowed to serve her late mother, Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi’s political party, the National Freedom Party (NFP).   

She also told the crowd in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal to not view her as the character she portrays on the SABC 1 soapie, but as a dedicated member of the NFP.  


Sunday World reported in March 2020 that Sphelele Mzimela – who portrayed the first Mazaza in Uzalo –was shown the door after the show’s producers discovered that she is pregnant.  

Mpume Ngwenya replaced Mzimela and made her debut a few weeks after her exit.   

Mzimela joined Uzalo after she left Mzansi Magic’s canned telenovela Isibaya, where she was playing the role of Kentucky.  

Sources from the production told the publication that producers of the show became angry at Mazaza for getting pregnant at a crucial time for her character on the show.  

“Sphelele made a wrong choice to fall pregnant when her role in the show is big at the moment.”

“It is going to blow people away, the way tables are going to be turned by her in the show.”  

Gumede’s fans are now wondering if she will follow the same fate and get written out. 

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