Brenda Mhlongo as Commissioner Shezi in 'Uzalo'.

Brenda Mhlongo as Commissioner Shezi in ‘Uzalo’. Image via X @JABU_MCDONALD

Actress Brenda Mhlongo secures a role in ‘Uzalo’

Talented actress Brenda Mhlongo portrays the character of a commissioner in SABC1’s most-watched TV show, ‘Uzalo’.

Brenda Mhlongo as Commissioner Shezi in 'Uzalo'.

Brenda Mhlongo as Commissioner Shezi in ‘Uzalo’. Image via X @JABU_MCDONALD

Popular Generations: The Legacy and The River actress Brenda Mhlongo has joined SABC1’s Uzalo.


Entertaiment commentator Jabu Mcdonald reports that the former The River actress Brenda Mhlongo will play a commissioner in Uzalo.

The fan-favourite actress made her debut in the soapie this week as Commissioner Shezi.

In the soapie, Officer Lilly (Noxolo Mathula) snitches on her boss, Captain Mondli (Thembinkosi Thwala) to the commissioner.

Lilly reveals that Mondli is the mysterious “The Punisher” who recently killed a member of their community.

Commissioner Shezi informs Lilly that it’s her job to investigate Mondli and provide evidence that he’s “The Punisher”.

Thwala’s character, Mondli is currently suspended as captain of the KwaMashu Police Station.

Mhlongo also starred in Mzansi Wethu’s Sibongile and The Dlaminis in April as Sibongile’s aunt.

The actress is known for playing Nomafu in The River and for portraying Nandi in SABC1’s soapie, Generations: The Legacy.


Brenda Mhlongo is the third actress to join Uzalo this season after Thabisile Zikhali and Mnqobi Kunene.

Kunene stepped into the shoes of eNdlende Geja, while Zikhali returned as Constable Biyela.

IOL reveals that Kunene’s character is an Amabutho leader who is a beacon of loyalty and ambition.

Kunene’s character, Geja emerges as a champion of eNdlende and sets the stage for a riveting clash of ideologies.

Former Ukhozi FM radio personality, Linda Sibiya who is known as “Mr Magic” also joined Uzalo season ten.

Sibiya plays himself as a radio legend who joins K-Mash FM (the fictional radio station on the soapie).