Has Palance Dladla Finally left Isibaya?

Has Palance Dladla Finally left Isibaya?

A few months ago, certain media outlets reported that Pallance Dladla was leaving Isibaya. Dladla plays the role of Jabulani Zungu; the son of Mpiyakhe Zungu and brother to the late Thandeka Zungu played by Nomzamo Mbatha. Dladla also starred in Shadow; a Netflix original about an ex-cop haunted by a tragic loss. 

Then an official word from the actors camp following reports over the weekend that he has left the popular Mzansi Magic soapie rubbished the claims and said the actor is not leaving the show.

Dladla was reported as another cast member to “suddenly leave” just weeks after Nomzamo Mbatha and Menzi Ngubane made their exits. 

According to his manager, Wesley Gainer, Dladla returned to South Africa on March 26 after his trip to the USA was cut short amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. 

His manager stated: “Like any actor he is actively pushing the boundaries of his craft by pursuing international work while remaining devoted towards local contracts, such as Isibaya. Of course, Mr. Dladla, together with us, could have respectfully put in notice but, he didn’t do so.  Instead, he chose to remain loyal to ‘Isibaya’ whilst pursuing other endeavours. Channel (Mzansi Magic) and ‘Isibaya’ always work together to schedule in Mr. Dladla’s overseas trips and this situation was no different. The role and the show is still very much in alignment with Mr. Dladla’s future plans.”

Mzansi Magic also commented. Philly Kubheka, H.O.D Local Entertainment, said, “The character of Jabulani Zungu played by Pallance Dladla on the popular show ‘Isibaya’ is not leaving the show as allegedly published. Pallance Dladla is actively pushing the boundaries of his craft by pursuing international work while securing and maintaining local contracts’’. 

Viewers of the soon-to-be-canned show; Isibaya have however recently noticed Dladla’s disappearance from the show as his on-screen father; Mpiyakhe Zungu played Siyabonga Thwala who also left the show for Mnet’s The Legacy.


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