Top Skeem Saam actress dumps show!

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Actress, Shoki Mmola is leaving Skeem Saam. Photo by Trevor Kunene
Actress, Shoki Mmola is leaving Skeem Saam. Photo by Trevor Kunene

FANS of Skeem Saam’s Celia Kunutu will be heartbroken to hear that the actress, Shoki Mmola, has left the show after 10 years.

According to the SABC, the actress will not appear in the new season that starts on Monday, 4 July.

The public broadcaster released a statement announcing her departure from the SABC1 show.

“Shoki Mmola bows out of Skeem Saam. 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,” read the statement.

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They wished her well on her future endeavours.

“Always keeping fans entertained, Mmola has portrayed the character of Celia impeccably. 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,” they said.

“Mmola will not be featured in the new season starting Monday, 4th July 2022,” they continued.

The actress, who has become loved and hated repeatedly by fans on the show, has become one of the fan favourites.

Her character Celia is married to Alfred Magongwa, played by Putla Sehlapelo.

Before the SABC1 show, she had starred on shows like Muvhango, Death of Queen, Mfolozi Street and more.

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