Uzalo star Mangcobo is not scared of coming to Covid-hit PE

Mangcobo warns her fans to take Covid seriously

Mkhuseli Sizani

The Uzalo actress Thandeka Dawn King aka Mangcobo is calling for party lovers to behave and party responsibly because Covid-19 is not a joke.

Nelson Mandela Bay has become the epicentre of Covid-19 in the country. Its taverns and shebeens are regarded as superspreaders of these infections.

Mangcobo says she is not scared of coming to Port Elizabeth to entertain her supporters.

On Sunday she will perform at Emalaydin & Masinga’s tavern and butchery in Govan Mbeki Township. This follows last week’s performance by her Uzalo co-actors Nkunzi and Sbu’ at the same venue. 

Thandeka told Scrolla.Africa on Thursday morning: “People love my character of Mangcobo and I can’t say no to them when the event organisers book me to entertain my fans.This would be my second visit in the city since 2018. 

“I believe as celebrities we should lead by example and assist in the fight against this invisible enemy. We should encourage our fans to wear masks, keep a social distance, sanitise and wash hands regularly with soap.”

She also appealed to her fans to start behaving to prevent more deaths and lockdown. 

“Covid-19 is not a joke. Many people are losing their families and loved ones everyday because of this virus. I have friends in London who are on lockdown because Europe is hit by the second wave. 

“Let’s behave and not relax as if Covid-19 does not exist anymore. In all the social gatherings these regulations must be adhered to in order to protect one another from contracting and spreading the virus.”

Picture source: @DawnThandekaKi4