Last night’s episode marked the end of an eight-year journey for Skeem Saam’s most-loved actress Lesego Marakalla.
Her character, Rachel Kunutu/Maphuthuma, whose family and the Turfloop Police have been searching for after she disappeared without a trace. Her antics left her antagonist husband Marothi in jail, taking half of his money and pinning her sudden disappearance on him.
In the recent episode’s final scene, the actress is seen getting into a maxi taxi headed to the airport with her luggage. In the last shot, she winks at the camera – confirming the rumour that she’ll be leaving the show to focus on her studies.
We are still struggling to come to terms with her exit from the show as she’s one of our faves, along with late actor Charles Maja who played Leshole’s father Big Boy Mabitsela. Maja also made what could be his final appearance this week.
After her last appearance, Marakalla took to her social media to write, “It’s been good, God has been good! Thank you all for your love and support… The messages, ka le bona. I really appreciate you guys.
While Marakalla takes a break from TV to focus on her studies, there’s been an outpour from fans around the continent, showing appreciation for her contribution to Skeem Saam. He colleagues also took to social media to thank her for all the years.
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Happy belated birthday to one of Mzansi’s most-loved television and radio personalities Thando ‘Thabooty’ Thabethe.
The former 5FM DJ recently took to social media to share some of the moments from her special day, writing. “Yesterday was nothing short of magical.” Adding that Covid19 has affected the way we celebrate special moments. “This pandemic has forced us to rethink how we celebrate important moments in our lives.” continue reading