Samkelo Ndlovu made headlines when she announced that she is leaving the hit soapie Rhythm City! After seven years her character Lerato was a fan favourite.
She has now opened up about how she tried to leave the show a year earlier. She released a statement explaining the issue.
“The last seven years I have spent at a home that I found a favourable environment to harness and perfect my craft amongst thespians who share the same sentiments. I have enjoyed carrying Lerato with me and telling her story.”
Samkelo discussed her leaving with the producers but was asked to stay for another year.
“A year ago I attempted to leave Rhythm City and during talks with producers, after even trying a six months on six months off solution, another co-star who was pivotal as an antagonist in the world of the story confirmed his imminent departure. I was then asked to stay for one more year, as the show could not lose two villains at once.”