- South African TV show Uzalo has dropped some new info about Season 7, which starts this week
- The show will feature popular socialite and businesswoman Shauwn Mkhize, who is an inspiration to many for her hustle
- Mzansi social media users were excited about the prospects of seeing the local favourite rich aunty on TV screens
Uzalo dropped a surprise announcement that has left its viewers reeling. The hit TV show has roped in popular socialite and businesswoman Shauwn Mkhize to join their cast.
The TV made the announcement on their official Instagram page.
A picture was shared showing some of the faces that will be included next season and Shauwn Mkhize was one of them. The post was captioned:
"Ncaa #UzaloSeason7 Ebantwini! Abajabule Abantuu. Le Ready!??"
Viewers took to the social media page to share their excitement. Shauwn Mkhize herseld commented on the post and said:
Instagram user thobanishangase_shuku said:
"UMaMkhize loya? (Is that MaMkhize?)"
"Mamkhize ukhona ku season 7? (MaMkhize is going to be on season 7)
"MaMkhize is joining the family?"
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Uzalo is here to stay for quite a while after producers, Stained Glass, signed a three-year agreement with SABC 1. The broadcaster issued a statement lauding the "ever-so-popular drama series" and what seems to be an unprecedented deal:
"It is the first time that such a long-term arrangement has been put in place and it represents an unequivocal vote of confidence the channel places in Mzansi’s best-performing soapie by far.”
SABC 1's Programmes Manager Sane Zondi feels that the drama has earned it after breaking records:
“The property has broken a set of records in the industry for a soapie or a long-running drama series. It’s the youngest entry in the SABC stable and it is phenomenal what the property has managed to achieve despite the challenges this year has shown, not only in the broadcasting landscape but the country as a whole.”
This comes after the soapie suffered a drop in stats during the Covid-19 lockdown, which prompted the series to drop off the air for a few weeks.
After the show resumed, it experienced a drop in support but the broadcaster pointed out that it remains the "highest achiever to date". South Africans can look forward to a brand-new season premiering in March next year, concluded the statement.
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