Meet the new Cast and Characters of etv Umlilo!


Get to know the new stars behind etv’s drama series ‘Umlilo’ with casts and characters profiles including pictures.

Umlilo also stars Hamilton Dhlamini as Mnqobi, Nokuthula Ledwaba as Dumile, Nomzamo Mbatha as Kwezi, Omuhle Gela as Andile,  and more!

Get to know them and their characters by reading the below!

Be sure to tune into Umlilo @ 21:30 on Monday from March 21 on etv!

MZANDILE NGUBENI plays Vuyo Vilakazi


Vuyo is an advocate of note, defends abused women, charming, eloquent, but can also be blinded by his own arrogance.

Mzwandile Ngubeni was born on April 17, 1982. He is a South African actor and television presenter best known for hosting the SABC1 television series Choice, Spirit Sundae and he also appeared on Isidingo, Generations, Unicity, Mzansi and City Ses’la.

KHANYI MBAU plays Palesa Tladi


Palesa is a razor sharp public prosecutor, a woman of strong principles, but with deep secrets, she keeps them well.

Khanyi Mbau is a South African actress, television presenter and socialite who rose to fame with her role as the second Doobsie in the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango in 2004. She is also best known for hosting her own etv reality show, Katch it with Khanyi.

PHUMELLO NKOSI plays Mthandeni Simelane


Mthandeni is Mnqobi’s much poorer cousin, lives in a hostel in Joburg, sells dagga and other goods (both legal and illegal).

Phumello Nkosi is a South African actor and director best known for his starring role as Stapura, a musician addicted to dice and the iziKhothane lifestyle, in the SABC1 youth drama series Loxion Lyric.



Zuko is an astute lecturer, a defender of traditional and rural ways, even though he’s from Joburg. Also a lover of women.

Sobantu Nqavi is a South African actor, presnter and voice-over artist best known for his role of ‘Black Jesus’ – Warner Bros USA (2012).

MATTHEW MONIKA plays Judge Edwin Ntuli

Judge Edwin is a seasoned judge in the Johannesburg Magistrate court, experienced, usually fair, but sometimes he lets his emotions get the better of him.

Matthew Monika is a South African actor best known for his role as Baba Nkosi in the SABC1 drama series After 9.

Image Credit: etv



  1. Ow…. Wow! I’m SoO loving the “PALESA TLADI” character, Khanyi is soo… killing My Future Prosecutor Career PersonAa.. 🙂 Big Ups to the Umlilo Production team Bcoz I’m almost wishing to be popped into the TV when Umlilo is on, Khanyi is the insight of the future Me, am very inspired, She’s Slaying it.

  2. Woooo Dumile is really an inspiring woman, she’s da smartest of dem all #BigUpTo Umlilo.i so love da Dumile charecter


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