SABC 1’s popular TV soap Uzalo has made history. The show recently clocked a million followers on Instagram becoming the very first South African TV soap to reach that large number of followers on Instagram.
Videos and pictures of the crew and cast were posted on Instagram by the show as they were celebrating the milestone.
“#Uzalo is the first SA TV Soapie to reach 1 Million Instagram Followers!! Ng’cela Nithi HoorayThank You to all the Content Contributors, Fans, and Followers!!”
One of their popular stars Nompilo Maphumolo, also took to her Instagram to share the moment to her fans.
“Thank you for the love and support. TV Soapie 1 Million followers. Wake wakubonaphi?… We are all smiles because of you!!! Keep watching. Kusazoba mnandi hoooooreee.” She wrote.
Recently the show let go of its top actress Nelisa Mchunu who played the role of Fikile.
Reports suggests that, Nelisa did not want to part ways with the show, she allegedly begged to be saved.
Daily Sun reported that a source close to Nelisa revealed that they tried to save Nelisa’s character but to no avail.
Nomfundo Zondi, the spokesperson for Uzalo told the publication that the show did not announce her departure prior because they were uncertain about her storyline.
“We didn’t announce her exit because her thing was on and off. Producers and writers were trying to see if they could continue with Fikile. They were not sure whether her storyline was continuing or not. That is why her exit was not announced.”