Uzalo’s MaNgcobo orchestrates final heist before leaving

MaNgcobo’s departure from Uzalo was confirmed in March 2021, with loyal viewers of the show set to witness her exit from the show after the heist that she orchestrated. 

Dawn Thandeka King confirmed her departure from the most-watched local television series, Uzalo, in March 2021. The actress, who currently assumes the role of the revered MaNgcobo, took to Twitter to pen a heartfelt message to her fans and the the cast and crew of the popular telenovela.

She stated, “End of an amazing era. Thank you, Stained Glass and SABC 1 for everything.” She added, “I will miss MaNgcobo and everyone who opened their hearts to me. It’s been a beautiful journey. We will meet again.”

The production company, Stained Glass TV, and SABC 1 have planned a grand exit for the original antagonist of the soapie, as MaNgcobo’s final storyline sees her orchestrating her final heist. When the telenovela premiered, it was about two mothers from opposite ends of the law whose children were swapped at birth. King’s character starred opposite Leleti Khumalo’s, therefore, her departure marks an end of an era for Uzalo.