Sjava joins the cast of Uzalo as Jombigazi

Sjava has been confirmed as the latest actor to join the cast of Uzalo, taking on the role of Jombigazi, who is expected to debut on Friday, 6 November 2020.

Sjava will be entering the storyline of SABC 1’s Uzalo as Mageba’s right-hand man, Jombigazi, who is not afraid to use violence instead of words. The singer-turned-actor’s new role was confirmed in a statement to JustNje on Thursday, 13 August 2020, from Executive Producer, Mmamitse Thibedi, who shared insight into the new character. Sjava began shooting in early August 2020, with his debut scheduled for Friday, 6 November 2020.

Mmamitse stated, “Jombigazi is a trigger-happy young man. He has worked with Mageba since he was a kid. He is loyal to Mageba and to no other. He always wears a mean face and, if you see him, smile, know that you have done something wrong and he is about to kill you. He has many dead bodies to his name and is still counting. He loves maskandi music and gqom. He is a man of few words. He is never without his leather jacket, even on the hottest day.”

The producer also commented on the production’s selection of Sjava for the role, stating, “He’s perfect because he’s a great performer, and his musical persona is aligned with this character we created. He’s unapologetic about his culture, and that kind of raw energy is exactly what the role requires.”

See the images of Sjava’s character, Jombigazi, on Uzalo below.

*Images: iMprente Media