According to a statement released through SABC, Radio and TV personality Thando Thabethe will be leaving Generations: The Legacy.
The actress who joined the cast of the revamped soapie as the free-spirited Nolwazi Buzo said it’s been amazing, working with the Generations family.
Thando’s statement released by the SABC says:
“My years at Generations: The Legacy has been nothing but amazing. What a privilege it’s been to a part of this amazing family. Playing the role of Nolwazi has been nothing short of life-altering. I have learnt so much about myself and the incredible art of acting and I’m forever indebted to the producers, directors, writers, cast and crew and most especially the viewers.”
This comes after three years Thando played the character of Nolwazi Buzo on the popular show.
The actress said it was not an easy decision to leave the SABC 1 soapie after about three years on it. However, while she has received nothing but love from the cast and crew, she needed to move on to other things.
Executive Producer of Generations: The Legacy, Mfuni Vundla praised Thando as “one of South Africa’s most talented TV actors. He expressed sadness over Thando’s departure from the soapie but wished her well in her other endeavours.
“Thando Thabethe is one of South Africa’s most talented TV actors. She has a great future to look forward to,” said creator Mfundi Vundla.
Thando will not disappear from the show immediately as she will be on the air until January 2018.
The soapie faced serious backlash from viewers last month as calls to scrap it from TV intensified. Speaking on the allegations that the soapie is feeding South Africans with soft pornography, the creator came out guns blazing to defend the series which has been on TV for years. He urged South Africans to stop blowing it out of proportion. Read more here.