MaNgcobo’s cousin Diniwe is in town to cash in on some dangerous secrets.
Uzalo viewers will be a lot more thrilled to see Phindile Gwala (Muvhango’s former Nonny, 2012-2017) in KwaMashu than MaNgcobo (Dawn Thandeka King) . While we recognise a much-loved face, MaNgcobo just sees a menace. Her cousin Diniwe knows far too much about all those skeletons in MaNgcobo’s closet and she’s here to rattle some bones. “She knows her cousin’s dirty laundry that might compromise her marriage to
Nkunzi (Masoja Msiza),” says Phindile. “Her arrival on Thursday 15 November isn’t quite a happy moment! MaNgcobo and her husband dislike her, but Diniwe could care less about that – and for good reason.”
This cousin isn’t here to flip through their family photo albums with a cup of tea. “Diniwe is not driven by her feelings. What matters to her most is money [her best interest], so she’s not much affected by the way that MaNgcobo looks or treats her – she already knows what she’s up against,” reveals Phindile. “Diniwe doesn’t really get along with some of her family members including her twin sister Lady Die (played by Khanyi Mbau) and MaNgcobo. To her, it’s all about ‘how am I going to benefit from this or that?’ It’s a mindset that will trigger disharmony within Nkunzi’s married life with MaNgcobo.” This kooky-looking cousin is here for one reason and one reason only: to turn a juicy secret into cash money. “She knows a secret about MaNgcobo’s money affair and that is her secret weapon, for now,” hints Phindile. “Diniwe is the type that always gets what she wants. One of her best strategies is threat.” It doesn’t take her long to start tightening the screws – she’ll send Mancgobo into a flat spin on Monday 19 November.
Diniwe (left) is full of laughs now, but she means business and it’s going to cost MaNgcobo dearly. Actress Phindile’s Muvhango character was more subdued.