How Leleti Khumalo Booted Some Of Her Cast Member On Imbewu

She does not play when it comes to unprofessionalism

By  | Sep 30, 2022, 03:40 PM  | Leleti Khumalo  | Top of the

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We have known and loved her for her portrayal of a number of characters in the past. However, seasoned actress Leleti Khumalo does not play when it comes to co-workers being unprofessional at work.

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Leleti Khumalo is currently starring as a lead on etv's popular telenovela Imbewu, The Seed, she is also one of the three show creators, which means that she has all the rights to hire and fire some of her cast member.

A handful of seasoned actors and actresses have been axed from Imbewu and the word of the streets is that Leleti Khumalo who plays MaZulu does not tolerate unprofessional-ism and being being demanded and disrespectful. In this television business, you are only good as your last gig and how the creators work is that everyone is replaceable.

Back in 2018 when the show started, it delivered a very tight and star-studded cast members. However, when some of the cast members started falling out like autumn leaves, it became apparent that the telenovela's management does not play around with cast members who are deemed unprofessional.

Reportedly, by IndAfrica, Leleti Khumalo together with Duma Ndlovu and Anant Singh, they have gotten rid of a handful seasoned actors and actresses because they cannot meet with their demands.

Things started off with Mpumelelo Bhulose, who was reported to have been booted from Uzalo for almost a similar reason. However, when Bhulose joined Imbewu, it was going well at first until he started to bite more than he can chew. Bhulose was reportedly fired after missing a shoot and on top of that for not seeing eye to eye with Duma Ndlovu, one of the creators.

"His on-screen persona, however, was cut short when he was fired for missing the shoot. His problems grew worse when he fell out with Duma, who also happens to be the drama series’ creator. He was let go in 2018 due to his lack of professionalism" wrote IndAfrica

Mpumelelo Bhulose
After Bhulose's exit, it because quite a trend for the show to let go more actors because of their high-end demands and unprofessionalism. KaMadonsela portrayed by Fundiswa Zwane was next on the chopping block for demanded a salary raise and was later replaced by another equally talented actress, Brenda Mhlongo.

"According to a report from Isolezwe, the actress was fired after asking for a wage raise from her management. She was reportedly uninformed of Fundiswa’s departure, therefore it is believed that her departure surprised her. Brenda Mhlongo will purportedly take her position" wrote IndAfrica

Fundiswa Zwane - Twitter

Following Fundiswa Zwane's exit, it was the legendary Tony Kgoroge. Who managed to embody the role he took after Mpumelelo Bhulose as Ngcolosi.

"The actor, who took on the character with greater fire and authenticity than Phumele, who played the real Ngcolosi, seemed to believe that he deserved more as a result of his experience. However, the producers told him, “We don’t have the money,” and Kgoroge left" wrote IndAfrica

Tony Kgoroge - Twitter

Then it became a slippery slope as the series lost another seasoned actors and actress. Viewers then saw the Phindile Gwala who portrayed Fikile. Then the latest being Nkulukela Bhengu, who was portrayed by Nkayiso Mchunu and was later replayed by Kay Sibiya.

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