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10 Interesting things you didn’t know about former Uzalo actress, Sihle Ndaba aka Smangele

Sihle Ndaba

Sihle Ndaba is a South African actress who is best known for her portrayal of Smangele Maphumulo on SABC 1’s telenovela, Uzalo. She contested the eighth season of M-Net’s Idols South Africa which was won by Durban born Khaya Mthethwa.


Here are 10 Interesting things you didn’t know about the talented UZALO actress:

1. In 2015, she got a role on the SABC1 drama series Uzalo as Smangele.

2. She was a contestant in season eight of M-Net’s 2012 SA Idols, which was eventually won by Khaya Mthethwa.

3. I love it when I’ve worked hard towards a goal and I finally achieve it.

4. I want to leave a legacy by proving those good girls can make history.

5. The most romantic date I have ever been on is when we went to the beach late at night and stayed up talking about everything and anything, then watched the sunrise.

6. I wouldn’t be at this point in my life without my grandmother’s prayers.

7. She had a role on Mzansi Magic telenovela Inkaba as Pru.

8. She also played the role of Qiniso on the SABC1 drama series Room 8.

9. She was in the cast of the Broadway musical Walt Disney’s The Lion King, which toured Singapore in 2011

10. Sihle won a Sabela Award for Best Supporting Actress at the Durban International Film Festival last year

In other news – Popular TV show, Uzalo closes its doors

Popular SABC 1 soapie Uzalo has become the latest big-name show to halt production due to Covid-19 after a crew member tested positive for the coronavirus.


The news was confirmed to TshisaLIVE by the SABC on Friday. In a statement, the broadcaster said it has been notified by producers, Stained Glass TV, that it was shutting down on Friday and would “follow all the necessary protocols”. continue reading