Meet the cast of Etv’s new drama series, Umlilo. It  begins by telling  a story of Zulu man  Mqobi Simelane (played by Hamilton Dlamini), who has two wives.The first wife is Cebisile (played by Gcina Mkhize), his childhood sweetheart with whom he has two daughters.His second wife is Dumile (played by Nokuthula Ledwaba), a young and modern city girl who doesn’t have any children yet.

Despite their differences the two women get along until their husband Hamilton introduces them to his third wife-to-be, Khwezi (played by Nomzamo Mbatha), who shakes things up a little in the household.

Meet the main characters:

Hamilton Dlamini as Mnqobi

Veteran actor Hamilton plays a polygamist Zulu man.

Gcina Mkhize as Cebisile

Gcina, who is Mnqobi’s first wife, was born and bred in rural KZN and wholeheartedly embraces the Zulu culture.

Nokuthula Ledwaba as Dumile

Nokuthula takes on the role of Mnqobi’s second wife. She’s hip, modern and beautiful, not to mention intelligent.

Nomzamo Mbatha as Khwezi

Nomzamo plays Khwezi whom Mnqobi wants to take on as a third wife.


It will air on the 2nd of March at 9pm on etv. So don’t miss it!!!