The sexy actress and musician was spotted by a fan with Maphalala, who plays her onscreen lover Mxolisi Xulu, at a restaurant at the Gateway Mall restaurant in Umhlanga Ridge, northern Durban.
The fan, who sent us the pictures of the two cosily having lunch, said she had spotted the two a number of times looking all lovey dovey at the upmarket mall.
On Mzansi’s current number one ranked telenovela, Zulu plays the character of Zwi, who is Mxolisi’s new love interest.
The two have set tongues wagging among Uzalo fans and gossip mongers. Some have asked if this is a question of life imitating art far more than art imitating life.
When questioned by Mzansi Mirror, Zulu refused to be drawn into the rumours, saying she does not discuss her private life in the media.
“I don’t entertain rumours, people will always talk,” Gugu Zulu said.