Is Gugu leaving Uzalo for Politics?

Uzalo has assured fans that MaMlambo, played by Gugu Gumede, isn’t going anywhere.
Uzalo has assured fans that MaMlambo, played by Gugu Gumede, isn’t going anywhere.

WHEN Uzalo actress Gugu Gumede said she would go anywhere the NFP needed her, many suspected she would leave the entertainment industry for politics.

However, the SABC1 soapie has cleared the air and assured fans Gugu isn’t going anywhere.

Gugu committed herself to the party, founded by her late mother Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, at its manifesto launch in Nongoma, KZN, earlier this month.

This led to many people wondering if she would be focusing on the party to keep her mum’s legacy alive.

Uzalo publicist Nomfundo Zondi told the SunTeam that Gugu would continue being an important member of the cast.


“Her character MaMlambo is essential to delivering the much-loved twists and excitement in the Uzalo story,” she said.

When the character of MaMlambo was arrested for stealing a newborn baby, many people thought it would be the end of the character.

There were also rumours that party leaders were plotting against Gugu to block her from becoming the leader.

A voice note of a man telling party leaders to block Gugu from taking over her mum’s role recently did the rounds on social media. The man could be heard saying the party did not belong to one family.

Gugu told the SunTeam she didn’t want to comment on the matter. “I have no comment. People must continue with their speculations and I will not comment about it,” she said.

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