Newcomer Nothando Ngcobo – who portrays the character of Hlelo on Uzalo – is encouraging young women to walk away from abuse.
The 26-year-old actress also adds that she would never tolerate abuse as her character on the SABC soapie.
NOTHANDO NGCOBO: HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
Actree Nothando Ngcobo, is grateful that she finally got her big break on the SABC 1 soapie – Uzalo as Hlelo.
She got her first acting job in 2014 in one of Mzansi Magic’s feature films and did a part-time acting course at The Market Theatre.
She told Daily Sun that she comes from humble beginnings and being celebrated is a challenge for her because she doesn’t want people to see her differently.
“I’m a human being just like them. People should not treat me differently because I am on TV.”
The actress adds that landing the role on Uzalo has opened a lot of doors for her.
The actress also stars in 1 Magic’s popular telenovela, Lingashoni as Prudence which is also produced by Uzalo’s Stained Glass TV.
PLAYING HLELO ON ‘UZALO’
Ngcobo has encouraged young women to walk away from abusive relationships as her character did on the show.
“Don’t stay in an abusive relationship. Walk away, run if needs be.”
Hlelo is a hustler who had to hustle for everything in life. She’s been wandering the streets, basically as a hobo, and grew a thick skin.
She’s lived a poverty-stricken life and got rescued by Baby Cele’s character, Gabisile from her near-death experience.
Hlelo parted ways with Gabisile after she sold her baby and killed her baby-daddy and abuser, Mthunzi.
Viewers were devasted when Hlelo and Gabisile’s friendship fell apart because they wanted Gabisile to help revive Hlelo’s hopes, dreams, and goals.