Saddest Moments On Skeem Saam This Year
Big Boy’s Death
Skeem Saam and Thobela FM’s voice-over artist; Charles Maja, suffered a stroke earlier this year and passed on. The show’s production’s publicist Sumaya Mogola confirmed!
The veteran actor, who was known and loved for his role as Big Boy Mabitsela on the popular SABC1 soapie; suffered a stroke and died at the age of 54.
“Unfortunately it is true. He passed away this morning in Limpopo. He suffered a stroke. His daughter confirmed the news to us. The family is devastated,” Mogola said.
The actor has had extensive roles on radio dramas at Thobela FM. However, he stole the hearts of Mzansi as the overprotective father to his on-screen son Leshole (played by Thabo Mkhabela) on Skeem Saam.
Rachel Kunutu’s Departure
Skeem Saam actress; Lesego Marakalla who played Rachel Kunutu announced her departure from Skeem Saam this year and devastated fans. The reason, she said, was to go back to school full time.
The actress said: “I will miss my Skeem Saam family dearly. I have created some good friendships and memories.”
The award-winning actress played the role of Rachel Kunutu Maphuthuma for eight years.
She added: “To all my fans, I really appreciate the love and support that you have given me since day one.” It is unclear what field of study she’s venturing into or whether the actress will return to the show.
Lelo Mthiyane’s Departure
Amanda du Pont played the role of Lelo Mthiyane on SABC 1’s educational soapie; Skeem Saam joined Clive Morris Production; Isono which plays on BET_Africa.
Amanda Du Pont who went AWOL on Skeem Saam a while back when her on-screen lover; Lehasa Maphosa wanted to get her arrested currently plays the role of Mamba on Isono.
Du Pont played the villainous Lelo Mthiyane on Skeem Saam for 12 years before she disappeared from the show.
It is unclear whether she will be playing Mamba and Lelo at the same time or for how long she will be with Isono. Neither Skeem Saam nor du Pont has sent press statements about her return to the Skeem Saam.
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