Sis­ter-Sis­ter

How do Uzalo’s real-life sib­lings keep it pro­fes­sional?

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Is it true that Nyal­leng and Mmamitse Thibedi from Uzalo are sis­ters? – THAMBO, VIA SMS Uzalo (2015- cur­rent) cre­ative di­rec­tor Mmamitse Thibedi and Nyal­leng Thibedi (Zekheth­elo) are sis­ters and they even live to­gether now that Nyal­leng has re­lo­cated to Dur­ban, where Uzalo is shot. “My sis­ter in­spires me, but we hardly ever have time to hang out be­cause she is al­ways work­ing,” laughs Nyal­leng. And on set, it’s strictly pro­fes­sional. “I look to her as my boss, I don’t ques­tion her. Some of the cast mem­bers didn’t even know that we’re sis­ters. There is a bar­rier, work is work and home is home. And there is a high level of re­spect.”

Nyal­leng (main) and her sis­ter Mmamitse share par­ents, a house and work.

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