Uzalo to Go Off Air for a Month Amid Lockdown

Mzansi’s highest rated TV series to go on a hiatus.



Uzalo will be airing its last episode on Monday, May 11th.

While it’s no surprise, considering a slew of Mzansi TV shows who are being yanked off air due to the ongoing nationwide Lockdown, the soapie on Wednesday made the official announcement on social media.

Fans, who have been excited to find out that the crew finally went back on set on Wednesday after the Lockdown moved into level 4, were saddened to find out they will have to without their favourite show for more than a month.

“This is due to the national lockdown aimed at combating the global COVID-19 pandemic”, the telenovela explained in a statement.

“Production was profoundly impacted by this as it has directly resulted in the show not having enough material to flight. It is important to deliver content that adheres to the COVID-19 protocols, safeguarding our active cast, crew and greater community.”


At more than 11 million viewers every night, there’s no doubt that the absence of Uzalo on the screens will be leaving a massive gap. And, sadly, here aren’t many other soapies and telenovelas to turn to as alternatives.

The likes of The River and The Queen have already confirmed that they will be airing their last episodes soon, as the production of new material is only resuming everywhere. 1Magic has confirmed that they would be airing a rerun of Isthunzi in place of The River. 

Uzalo is promising more riveting plot twist upon its return on Monday, June 15th on it’s 20:30 slot on SABC 1.

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