Shoki Mmola bows out of Skeem Saam, leaving her role as ‘Celia Kunutu” on the show.
The legendary thespian has been murdering this role for more than 10 years now. She has award nominations and wins to prove. She was recently nominated in the best actress category at the recent DStv Mzansi viewer’s Choice Awards.
The star ultimately won a golden horn (SAFTA) for her illustrious portrayal as Celia Kunutu in 2021.
Announcing Shoki Mmola’s shock exit, SABC released a statement that reads as follows, “The SABC bids farewell to Shoki Mmola, who is leaving her role as ‘Celia’ on @SkeemSaam3.
“She will be missed by fellow cast members, crew members, and viewers watching at home. We wish her well and all the best with her future ventures.”
Reasons about the sudden, unexpected departure are still sketchy at this point but Tweeps suggests there could be a lot of drama behind the scenes causing all of this.
A heart-warming statement from Skeem Saam reads:
“Boasting a whopping 26 years of her television career, Mmola has been playing the character of ‘Celia’ on Skeem Saam for 10 years and in that role has been one of show’s lead actresses, contributing to its accomplishments over the past decade.
“Always keeping fans entertained, Mmola has portrayed the character of ‘Celia’ impeccably.”
“She will be missed by fellow cast members, crew members and viewers watching at home.”
“We wish her well and all the best with her future ventures.
“Mmola will not be featured in the new season starting Monday 4th July 2022.”
SA POSITIVE NEWS Wishes Shoki all the best in her future endeavours
By Sinenzolo Mondi – Nduku