- Uzalo trended on social media on Wednesday morning as Mzansi weighed in on the presence of Shauwn Mkhize
- The wealthy socialite was cast on the hit TV show and it has not been a popular decision
- Many viewers have weighed in on the hiring and believe that the businesswoman does not deserve to be on the show
Shauwn Mkhize was cast on Uzalo and it caused a lot of frenzy online. Many felt that she did not earn the role and only bagged it because she was rich and famous.
It seems those feelings are still shared by many viewers who recently took to social media to drag the official Uzalo Twitter account for their decision to hire her.
Even actress Thuso Mbedu shared her thoughts about the hiring. Twitter user MissMadiba tweeted:
“SA television is a joke. I can’t believe I spent 4 years in varsity studying this thing. #Uzalo”
“Still paying NSFAS back.”
Twitter user TumiMmakgabo said:
“Unemployed graduates need this job more.”
“Uzalo not the same any more, there is no fire there hle, so boring, can SABC remove this rubbish soapie on our screen.”
“Hire professional actors!”
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported that socialite Shauwn Mkhize made her debut on the SABC1 soapie.
The announcement of her being cast on the show was met with mixed reactions from viewers. This raised the anticipation to see what she would bring to the screen higher.
Social media user took to Twitter to share their thoughts about her first appearance.
Twitter user skhuw said:
“Oh so Mam’Mkhize is on 'Uzalo' to buy the church.”
“Bazathi uya act MaMkhize and then she buys the whole production of Uzalo for real bavele banye.”
“MaMkhize is living her best life.”
“I thought MaMkhize will be some aunt from the village... she's filthy rich on #Uzalo also.”
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.”
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