Uzalo distances itself from 'fake Nompilo Maphumulo letter' to the president

21 April 2020 - 11:00 By Kyle Zeeman
Nompilo Maphumulo says the letter is a fake.
Nompilo Maphumulo says the letter is a fake.
Image: Nompilo Maphumulo's Instagram

Popular Uzalo actress Nompilo Maphumulo has distanced herself from an explosive open letter addressed to the president lambasting the government for its failures since 1994.

An article on a fake news website over the weekend claimed that Nompilo had penned a letter to the president detailing how she had supported the ANC for years but now believed it was time for the ruling party to “fall”.

The production issued a stern statement on social media, and said that use of her image and character name “is in complete violation of her”.

Please note this is a completely false article. Nompilo Maphumulo, who plays Nosipho on Uzalo, has no affiliation with this article and the content expressed. The use of her image and character name is in complete violation of her.”

It added that it was working with Nompilo about possibly taking action against the creators of the article.

Uzalo has a zero-tolerance policy and is working closely with Nompilo to ensure this matter is dealt with accordingly.”

Nompilo shared the statement on her Instagram and thanked fans for standing by her.

Thank you for the support,” she told some of her followers.