SABC1’s telenovela, Uzalo, came back to our screens on the 15th of June after a month-long break. One character who has managed to stay relevant and have both young and old captivated is Nonka (real name Thuthuka Mthembu). The 22-year-old joined Uzalo in 2016 and has since been a fan favorite through her acting skills. These are some of the things you probably did not know about Nonka from Uzalo whose real name is Thuthuka Mthembu.
Johannesburg born actress, Thuthuka Mthembu’s, big break into the entertainment industry came when she landed her role in South Africa’s most-watched drama, “Uzalo” in December 2018. The 22-year-old actress said she originally had no intention of being an actress, but now that she is, she is “living her dream”.
Mthembu looks up to industry giants like Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, and more locally, Dawn Thandeka King. She says to survive in the industry you need to remain teachable.