Uzalo actor Wiseman Mncube plays the role of Sbonelo Mhlongo on the SABC1 most popular soap opera, flaunts his newly built house on social media and impresses Mzansi. It’s a dream come true for the Uzalo fan’s favourite actor, who managed to build his dream house against all odds and in the middle of a pandemic.
Sbonelo on Uzalo
A qualified medical doctor who turned to a thug on Uzalo has enjoyed both onscreen and off-screen success after constructing his Bhebhe distillery. Marred by controversy, Sbonelo is ready to defend his dream of building a business of his own and move out of his father’s shadow.
Sbonelo and his distillery partners Sbu and Nonka concealed evidence about the death of YouTube Vlogger Nomzamo, who succumbed to head injuries at their distillery construction site. The death of Nomzamo evoked animosity between the Mhlongo brothers, Sambulo (Pastor Gwala) and Sbonelo. Sbonelo found himself briefly jailed for Nomzamo’s death, allegations he is ready to fight against till he is freed.
Wiseman Mncube’s new house in pictures
Parading his achievements on social media, Sbonelo revealed that he was motivated to build the house by his father’s remarks. His father always reminded him that he, together with his sibling, would have to move out of the Mncube house and build their own legacies one day.
There will come a time when he will say, “man, you have overstayed your time in my house.”
Sbonelo lamented that the construction of his own house was motivated by the need to grow from being Wiseman to Mncube.
“And as far as I’m staying in his house, I will always be called Wiseman, not Mncube. I will be called Mncube the day I have my own house.”
Though the house is not yet finished, the 2020 SAFTA Best Actor Award Winner revealed that much of the construction work had been done, and only roofing and final touches are left. According to property valuers, Sbonelo’s house costs R3.1 million when completed.