Former Skeem Saam actress Shoki Mmola has joined Scandal, as Reverend Prudence Molepo.
According to the channel reverend, Prudence Molepo is a woman of the cloth who has wholly given her life to the faith. She holds herself in high regard and expects others to do the same for themselves. But, she stands on moral high ground to mask her own flaws. The Reverend is a strict mother and can often be too hard on her children. In her eyes, they cannot be failures because they were birthed by a woman who is moulded in the image of God.
The Reverend comes in as Vuvu’s mother, and she holds Nhlamulo and Vuvu’s kids close to her heart. But she does not agree with Vuvu’s s.e.xuality and writes her off completely. She feels Vuvu and Nhlamulo are not fit to raise the children and wants to raise them for herself.
Shoki left Skeem Saam in 2021 after 20 years on the show. The SABC confirmed her exit in a statement.
“Boasting a whopping 26 years of her television career, Mmola has been playing the character of ‘Celia’ on Skeem Saam for 10 years and in that role has been one of show’s lead actresses, contributing to its accomplishments over the past decade. Always keeping fans entertained, Mmola has portrayed the character of ‘Celia’ impeccably,” reads the statement.
The channel said that Shoki would be missed by her fellow cast members, crew members, and viewers watching at home. We wish her well and all the best with her future. The actress also confirmed that she was leaving the show on her social media. She thanked everyone who has supported her in the last 28 years.
“As I bow out of SKEEMSAAM, I bow even lower to Everyone that has supported my work over the 28yrs of industry… And 10yrs of Skeem Saam……HERE: to telling more stories.
Shoki Mmola bows out of Skeem Saam.
The SABC bits farewell to Shoki Mmola who is leaving her role as ‘Celia’ on @SkeemSaam3.
She will be missed by fellow cast members, crew members, and viewers watching at home. We wish her well and all the best with her future ventures. pic.twitter.com/yU0gnMP9Wj
— SABC (@SABCPortal) June 30, 2022
eTV recently announced the departure of Nolwazi Shange Ngubeni. After several months of playing the ambitiously manipulative Mbali Kubeka also known as Lady M who left viewers in anguish over her mysterious behavior, the actress left the show this month.
“Being on Scandal! has been one of the greatest joys of my career. I truly appreciate the immense support the producers, cast, and crew have shown me. I walk away with fond memories as I prepare to take on the next phase of my journey. Thank you to all the viewers for watching and consistently supporting my work. Onwards and upwards,” said Shange Ngubeni.
In other news – Tipcee speaks on rumours she’s broke after allegedly dumping DJ Tira
South African singer Tipcee has responded to rumours of being down and out telling a local publication that the rumours are false. Following a report from ZiMoja, Tipcee started trending with sources alleging that she is broke after leaving Tira’s Afrotainment. The dancer said they are nothing but false rumours and that she is still signed to Tira’s label.
Speaking to the online publication, Tipcee said, “No it’s not true, and I’m dropping a single soon, and then an EP. The rumours have been trending since yesterday. There was this one friend of mine who was stirring up trouble.” Learn More