One of President Jacob Zuma’s daughters, Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube to Uzalo launches on SABC1 on 9 February 2015 in a bid to give pay-channel Mzansi Magic’s popular Isibaya (a telenovela turned daily drama) a run for its money.
Uzalo will premiere at 8.30pm on SABC1 from February 9.
Uzalo will screen on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while Isibaya is flighted Mondays to Fridays.
Both family heritage sagas play out mainly in KwaZulu-Natal and both started out billed as telenovelas.
The real question is whether Uzalo will be able to match Isibaya in screen value