- Uzalo actress Gugu Gumede has made it clear that she is not willing to let what her mother worked so hard for just fade into dust
- Her mother was Zanele kaMagwaza Msibi, successful political leader of the National Freedom Party, who passed away due to Covid-19
- Gumede was in attendance at the party's manifesto and announced that she will be serving the party where she is needed, following in her mom's footsteps
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Gugu Gumede is famously known for portraying the role of MaMlambo in the drama series Uzalo. The actress recently announced a slight shift in her career as she ventures into politics. Gugu has made serious plans to take on a role that will help her continue her mothers legacy in the NFP.
While political parties are busy pulling out all the stops to campaign for votes in the upcoming elections, the National Freedom Party is no different. The party recently hosted their manifesto where actress Gugu Gumede expressed her plans to help the party succeed.
Daily Sun reports that the daughter of the late Zanele kaMagwaza Msibi is joining the party in hopes to continue where her mother left off. She said:
"When I am here, I am not MaMlambo but a proud NFP member. This is the party that was led by a leader without a single corruption mark against her, a true definition of a leader."
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Gugu went on to say that she was overjoyed by the crowd that came out to support the party and that her mother would be proud. She was also mentioned that this their opportunity to redeem themselves after the NP's disqualification in the 2016 elections, reports ZAlebs.
Gumede was quoted saying:
"Our time has come to take over where we left when we lost power...If you need me, I am available and I can go anywhere you need me. We can’t let Njinji’s legacy die."
Yima njalo Msholozi: Uzalo's Gugu Gumede & 2 other celebs react to Zuma's arrest
Social media has been abuzz since the arrest of former Mzansi President Jacob Zuma. South African citizens have taken to their favourite platforms to share their views on the politician's arrest for failing to obey a court order.
Some people are happy that the struggle hero has been jailed for contempt of court and have expressed that his incarceration proved that no one is above the law in Mzansi. Others have shared their sadness at his arrest and some have even taken to the street to demand his immediate release.
Briefly News has compiled a list of Mzansi celebs who have taken to social media to show support to Zuma. Check them out below:
1. Gugu Gumede The Uzalo actress took to Instagram and showed love to the politician.
She said Zuma supported her family when her politician mom, Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi was sick. Along with snaps of herself with Zuma, she captioned her post:
"Nxamalala, our family will always appreciate the emotional support you gave us during and after my Mom’s ailment. Those visits and check-ups went a long way. When many turned their backs on us, you did not. This will forever be a testament of your character. Yima njalo Msholozi."