- Pastor Mdletshe is set to make a comeback on popular telenovela Uzalo
- Glen Gabela, who plays the role of Pastor Mdletshe, has already started filming new scenes on Uzalo
- Glen has shared that he's excited to be back on the popular SABC 1 soapie
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Pastor Mdletshe is set to make a comeback on Uzalo. The popular SABC 1 telenovela announced on Wednesday, 21 October that veteran actor Glen Gabela, who portrays the character of Pastor Mdletshe, has already started filming.
In a short video that Uzalo shared on Instagram, Glen expressed that he's excited to be back on the most-watched Mzansi soapie. Glen said in the video:
"I am excited and I am on top of the world. It is a pleasure to be back. The welcome I received from the cast and crew was phenomenal."
Pastor Mdletshe will return to the show as Pastor Mbatha's rival. Mbatha is the current head minister of KwaMashu Kingdom Church.
Viewers of Uzalo have shared mixed reactions to Glen's return but most of them were excited at the news that he's coming back. Check out some of their comments below:
"Wow he's back ad Mamsy is already back... Mdletshe family again."
"Wow I'm so excited. Welcome back Pastor Mdletshe."
"Yaaaasss, welcome back Pastor!!"
"GC, Mxolisi, Mastermind, Thobile must come back."
"The church is about to get lit! Hayi abo Pastor Shandu! Yeeey ubuyile umfundisi wangempela (the real pastor is back)."
In other TV news, Briefly.co.za reported that Isibaya's cast and crew recently bid farewell to one of their senior actors, Siyabonga Thwala. The star had been with the popular telenovela for the past eight years. The crew and cast said their goodbyes to him after he shot his final scene.
Isibaya held a small farewell party for Siyabonga. The production team said a few words on behalf of the show. Siyabonga played the character of Mpiyakhe Zungu on the telenovela. Mzansi fell in love with the way he portrays his role and his overall acting skills.
His exit will surely not go down well with the loyal viewers of the show who have been following his incredible journey for the past eight years.
Siyabonga thanked the producers of the soapie Desiree Markgraaff and Angus Gibson for giving him a lead role on the show. According to ZAlebs, Siyabonga said:
"Thank you for trusting me with this role. It’s been a great journey. We’ve had some challenges, but it was nothing personal, we were both trying to fix it and make it better. So, thank you, I hope our paths cross again."
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