Zolisa Xaluva Hints At A Comeback On Gomora

He reveals why he left the show

By  | Apr 29, 2022, 07:55 AM  | Zolisa Xaluva  | Top of The

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The shocking departure of Zolisa Xaluva who portrays the much loved character of Melusi on Gomora, has left avid watchers of the show devastated.

Xalusa, who portrayed principal Melusi Dhlamini, was one of the lead actors in the show and he carried it on his back, but it appears he wasn't happy with Melusi's storyline.

According to various media reports Xalusa was shown the door after not seeing eye to eye with the producers of the show, but he has finally set the record straight.

There seems to be some relief for viewers, as his exit is not permanent and he may return soon. According to TshisaLIVE, the actor hinted at a possible comeback.

He said his current project made it difficult to kill two birds with one stone. He revealed that writing mistakes were made and said they are looking forward to the possibility of his return.

“We decided to put a reset button on the character. Melusi drifted from being an upstanding member of society and became a philanderer. Writing mistakes were made, like the character development was inconsistent with the principles and gains acquired in season 1.

"The story of his imprisonment is a chance at redemption. The departure has been amiable and we all look forward to the possibility of a return,” he told the publication.

According to the publication, the former Generations actor is currently working on a big Nextflix project. He is set to play a soccer star in the Netflix feature film.

Gomora recently got renewed for a 3rd season in a statement sent to TshisaLIVE, M-Net’s local entertainment director -Shirley Adonisi, confirmed Xaluva's departure and thanked him for his contribution to the success of the show.

“Telenovelas are designed to carry different key story arcs and these evolve seasonally. It  therefore goes without saying that characters come and go. Gomora season 2 was based on a love triangle built around Melusi, Thati, and Gladys. Season 2 culminated with Melusi losing Thati to another man and divorcing Gladys.

“In season 3 the major story plot is centred around Sonto’s devastation as she is forced to watch Thati becoming the worst version of herself. The new season promises to be riveting, as viewers expect with Mzansi Magic productions. Mzansi Magic would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Zoliswa Xaluva for his contribution to the success of Gomora season 1 and 2 by bringing the Melusi character to life. We are also in awe of Buyile Mdladla’s sterling performance as Phumlani in season 2. We look forward to working with Zoliswa and Buyile in the future.”

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