She is one of the most popular actors on SABC 1’s most watched telenovela, Uzalo. She plays the character of MaMlambo, a woman who is extremely controversial and a loyal Christian.
Actress Gugu Gumede who is only 25 years old and the daughter of Honourable MP Zanele kaMagwaza Msibi, lets us into her private life as she shares more about her career, religion, family and the entertainment industry.
Gugu Gumede is a 25-year old, passionate and driven woman – with a deep passion for acting and business. My joy is rooted in my God, my family and the church. I lead a very simple life, but it brings me so much peace.
It’s funny because my character and I are so different from one another. MaMlambo is very opinionated, loud, bold, a gossip and a man-stealer. I, on the other hand, keep to myself.
Although I must admit, I am loud in an environment where I feel safe, but I don’t like to draw too much attention to myself in unfamiliar territory.
The biggest thing we have in common though is the love of the church – this would have to be the biggest one.