Dawn Thandeka King leaves Uzalo to star in a new television series

Dawn Thandeka King leaves Uzalo to star in a new television series

- Dawn Thandeka King is reportedly leaving Uzalo and has signed on to star in a new television series

- The actress is said to be joining the cast of a show which has the working title Diepsloot, just as rumours about Uzalo improving its storylines have been circulating

- More rumours say that Dawn Thandeka King has already left the production, which is currently shooting its 5th season

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Dawn Thandeka King is moving to a new set, new cast and new television show. The star has reportedly decided to leave Uzalo and been given a role in a new series titled Diepsloot.

The actress is reportedly leaving, or has already left, the cast of Uzalo which she has been a part of for four seasons.

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There have been rumours of Uzalo doing a new-and-improved angle on the show but reports from industry insiders have implied that King left before the latest season began filming.

Dawn Thandeka King, Uzalo, drama

Dawn Thandeka King, Uzalo, drama. Images: @dawnthandeka_king
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In addition, when celebrity commentator Phil Mphela reported the news he referred to Dawn Thandeka King as a "former Uzalo star", which only fuelled rumours that she had already exited the show.

The new series that Dawn is reportedly joining is currently titled Diepsloot, although that may change before it airs, and is produced by Black Brain pictures.

In other celebrity-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Ntsiki Mazwai getting accused of being jealous after throwing shade at Trevor Noah's new house on social media.

Social media has recently been abuzz with videos and pictures of the Bel-Air mansion that South African comedian Trevor Noah has purchased. Most online commenters have commented on the news of the purchase with messages of congratulations for Trevor, but Ntsiki Mazwai was one notable exception who did not.

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Mazwai instead shared that if she had been able to afford the same expensive house, she would be fearful of not being able to fill the home with a big family.

Mazwai's take seemed to go down as a bit of Twitter shade. Many interpreted her words as a jab at Trevor by trying to imply that the win of purchasing the grand house was meaningless in her eyes. Many interpreted her comment to be jealousy masquerading as virtue and dragged her in the comments:

@SeditiIpeleng: "The real fear should be waking up one day and realising you haven't achieved close to half your set goals because you were too busy poking your nose in other people's lifestyles and trying to impose your belief on them... rest sisi."
@NgwanaNdoka: "Just say you want to move in."
@MsJay33932283: "It's your fear, other people might not have it, leave them to live the way they know how."
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@LEPANTSOLA: "A simple congratulations would've just been enough."

Instead of clarifying her intentions or backpedalling, Ntsiki doubled down and began interrogating what value even Trevor Noah himself had by writing:

@ntsikimazwai: "What does Trevor Noah stand for or represent?"

The follow-up tweet only inspired more clapbacks to be directed at the poet:

@IbongweNtinde: "Umona uzonibulala, wena what do you represent?"
@NgwanaNdoka: "What kind of question is this... sounds like it's coming from jealousy."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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