- Ntombifuthi Dlamini has the most inspiring story to tell about how she accidentally became an actress
- The Uzalo regular was working as a cleaner when she was approached to be an extra on the show
- Fast forward a few years later and she's a series regular whose character, Mrs Madala, has won Mzansi's heart
Ntombifuthi Dlamini had no experience in acting when she was approached to join the Uzalo cast.
In fact, the lady was a cleaner at a local clinic.
A talent scout spotted Ntombifuthi when she was on her way home from work one afternoon.
She started off as an extra and worked her way up to a series regular.
Ntombifuthi now plays the part of Mrs Madala and is much-loved by Uzalo viewers.
The actress told the story of her humble beginnings on Uzalo's Twitter feed this week.
Fans were delighted at Ntombifuthi's incredible stroke of luck and the fact that she's clearly an arts natural.
One wrote, "When the time is right, God takes you from zero to hero. That's a real motivation. I'm patiently waiting for my time to come."
Another wrote, "Thank you for opening up the industry. We've been seeing the same faces on TV for a long time. Thank you once again."
A tweep wanted to know where the Uzalo crew hang out, so she could also pop in and get her chance.
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