Is Meiki Maputla Leaving Skeem Saam?

She was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment

By  | Dec 08, 2021, 01:42 PM  | Top of the

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Skeem Saam continues to capture the hearts of millions of South Africans with its captivating storyline, that leaves viewers on the edge of their seats almost every time it airs.

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The arrest of Meiki Maputla played by Harriet Manamela has left avid watchers of the soapie in a state of panic that she might be exiting the show. Daily Sun reports that the actress is not going anywhere, so viewers can breathe a sigh of relief.

Skeem Saam's publicist says she will not be written out of the soapie, "She's not leaving the show. Fans would just need to stay tuned to see how it all unfolds," she said.

Meiki opened a can of worms for herself after she shot Mantuli and Kwaito. This follows after she discovered that Kwaito was her husband's illegitimate son and this ruffled her feathers. She then decided to shoot him. Tweeps gave her flowers for her enthralling performances on the show.

@Zandilesothura wrote, "Give Harriet Manamela all her awards, she's killing this role of Meiki Maputla, imagine crying like that as if you're going to jail in real life, she understands the assignment."

@MapulaMokgosang wrote, ""Meikie's acting is top tier, I felt her every reaction." Meiki was then arrested and went on trial where she was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

Viewers can now at least relax since Meiki is not leaving the show. Viewers were recently left heartbroken after Cornet Mamabolo who played the role of T'bose on the show announced his departure.

He said he wanted to focus on his insurance company, which he founded back in 2014. Sharing the news on Instagram, he said: “This is my official break from your screens as Tbose Maputla… thanks for all the support you have shown me over the years, I mean I literally matured to be the man I’m today before your eyes.

"This is a break for me to primarily focus on my insurance business; Digni Financial Services @dignifinancialservices Thanks Sis Winnie, SABC, cast & Crew for carrying me over the years. Till we meet again.”

Cornet also shared an official statement from Skeem Saam that reads, “From the 14th of September 2021, Cornet Mamabolo will be taking a break from Skeem Saam to focus on his personal interests. His decision comes at a time where he to make his insurance company the first priority during his interval.” Read the statement.

The show's actor Eric Macheru, who plays the character of Leeto Maputla recently made headlines for the wrong reasons. This follows after he tried to flee an accident scene he caused.

He was
allegedly drinking and driving when he hit a man's car. He tried to flee but his attempt ended on a disastrous note as he crashed into another car whilst reversing his vehicle.

"This man was drunk AF at 16:00 in the afternoon. Hit a man's car and the passenger was injured. He hit my car while trying to flee the scene. I was with my 6 month old twins. He still tried to leave before the police arrived.," tweeted @The_RefRee

According to her, the actor did not cooperate with her insurance company. She says she had to pay for the damages caused by Macheru and he did not fork out a cent. 

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