Was Chi Fired?

Was Chi Fired?

Feb 17, 2019, 12:57 PM

Chi Mhende became a household name when she successfully played the role of Wandi on Generations: The Legacy. The star who hails from Zimbabwe showed off her acting chops when she played a male character who later transitioned into a woman.

Although the story and plot showed off her acting range, Sunday Sun is reporting that the actress got fired.

Instagram embed

According to Sunday Sun, producers wrote her off the story because her character 'annoys' viewers.

The paper then went on to say that the viewers were not feeling the character because it was 'portraying an unrealistic experience of the life of a transgender person'.

Speaking to Sunday Sun, the soapies publicist reportedly said, "She brilliantly executed a role playing a male character. She's sadly leaving the show and we wish her the best with her future endeavours."

Chi is not the first actress to reportedly lose her job, a couple of days ago, it was reported that the producers of The River decided to end Malefu's storyline portrayed by Moshidi Motshegwa. Speaking to Azania on 702, the actress revealed that she would not return to reprise her role on the show:

Instagram embed

“They said they don't have a story for Malefu. It's as simple as that, that is what the producers have said. I am repeating what the producers said,” she explained.

What to read next: Getting to know Chi

Main Image Credit: Instagram/@Chi_Mhende

Guess what? In honor of The River's 17 SAFTA nominations, Showmax and Vodacom are bring back their amazing 3 Months Free SHOWMAX plus 15GB FREE DATA deal for 17 days! Sign Up Now. 

Written by

Katlego Molubi

Don't miss out

Sign Up For Our Hot Newsletter

Leave a comment

Don't miss out

Sign Up For Our Hot Newsletter