Uzalo: Njeza and Nonka Have A Night Out In Real Life.
Many followers wish the two were dating in real life. Uzalo actors Nkanyiso Makhanya and Thuthuka Mthembu have the best friendship goals offscreen. Mind do the two are siblings on the screen and they are well known for their characters as Nonka and Njeza.
Thuthuka Mthembu recently shared an Instagram story where she showed Nkanyiso dancing teasingly nicknaming him ‘grootman’. The two attended a Tastic event which featured famous local designer Laduma, who recently showcased his work at New York fashion week.
Though Nkanyiso Makhanya has had some acting in the past, Thuthuka Mthembu , 22, had never acted in any film and she didn’t want to act and her first gig was on Uzalo in October 2018. So Nonka is not worried about people saying she can’t act.
She said “There will always be criticism with anything you do. There will always be haters too. You just need to allow yourself to take in constructive criticism and rise to any challenge,”
Nkanyiso almost didn’t appear on Uzalo as he had auditioned on another show produced by the Uzalo team, though he didn’t get the role but they offered him a role on Uzalo instead.
“Stained Glass productions which produces Uzalo had open auditions for new show they are working on called Delakufa. I attended the open auditions in Johannesburg and I didn’t get a call back (sad moment for me) a couple of weeks later I got a call from my agent, saying that I auditioned for Delakufa but the producers want me for a new character on Uzalo. I couldn’t believe it. Said Nkanyiso on his audition.