Uzalo Actor Mondli Talk About His Journey, From Packer At Checkers To Our TV Screen
Before being a man of the law on SABC’s Uzalo, Thembinkosi Thwala was a man who worked from dusk till dawn. When no one was checking for the man, the actor used to make a living as a packer for Checkers in Eastgate. Talking to Isolezwe, he shared how a normal day would go for him:
”When the store closed we’d come in and place products on the shelves. We’d get in at 6 in the evening and pack until 6 in the morning”.
This does make one wonder still, what did he do with his spare time while everyone was at work? To answer that, he used to go to places where acting was being taught as acting was his passion and it’s something that he had been doing since high school.
When he used to work at Checkers, he was paid a small R2300 and had to take care of his 2 children with that money. Things have changed as he’s getting enough money to take care of his kids and have enough for himself. Going through those difficult times has made it easier for him to create a more credible character in Mondli and his success shows that it finally pays off to continue.