‘Skeem Saam’ Star Shoki Mmola, aka Celia, Is Leaving, Fans React: “What’s Gonna Happen With Meneer Magongwa?”


  • One of Skeem Saam‘s leading characters, Celia, is leaving the SABC 1 telenovela, the channel confirmed in a statement
  • Seasoned thespian Shoki Mmola portrayed the character of Celia for the past decade and is leaving viewers with happy memories of herself and her onscreen hubby Magongwa
  • The channel took to social media to bid Shoki farewell and the viewers of the show were surprised that she won’t be part of the new season starting on 4 July

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Seasoned actress Shoki Mmola is leaving Skeem Saam. The thespian portrayed the character of Celia in the SABC 1 show. She and her on-screen hubby, Alfred Magongwa, played by Putla Sehlapelo, gave viewers stellar performances for the past few years.

Celia, Meneer Magongwa, Skeem Saam, Shoki Mmola, Putla Sehlapelo
‘Skeem Saam’ actres Shoki Mmola, aka Celia, is leaving the show. Image: @skeemsaam10
Source: Instagram

According to a statement, the star will not appear in the telenovela’s upcoming season, which starts on Monday, 4 July. ZAlebs reports that it’s unclear why she’s leaving the show after a decade. Shoki has been acting on TV for the past 26 years.

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According to a statement, the SABC praised her for keeping fans entertained for the past 10 years. The channel shared that Shoki contributed to Skeem Saam’s accomplishments over the past decade.

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The viewers of the show took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the announcement. Many were surprised their fave is exiting the soapie.

@Kinzo_SA836 said:

“Hai we are not happy about her exit. What’s next? Soon @SkeemSaam3 will be like Generations, people who should be leaving their roles are the Kgomos ai.”

@_Tebogosasebola commented:

“She deserved a better exit script though, not just disappear.”

@Phatudi93294 wrote:

“I don’t see anyone closing that gap.”

@shad_myshadz said:

“What’s gonna happen with Meneer Magongwa?”

@Mpho_Thabs added:

“Skeem Saam is slowly becoming ‘Generations: The Legacy’.”

Skeem Saam viewers convinced Khwezi is pregnant

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In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that the viewers of the SABC 1 telenovela are convinced that Khwezi is pregnant with Lehasa’s baby.

These days, Lehasa, played by Cedric Fourie, is head-over-heels in love with his bae, Pretty. The businessman is no longer even interested in getting hitched to his fianceé, Khwezi, a character played by Samukele Mkhize.

Khwezi suddenly fell ill and many of the show’s fans suspect that she’s carrying Lehasa’s kid. The South African reports that Skeem Saam teasers don’t indicate that Khwezi is pregnant but reveal that Pretty, a role portrayed by Lerato Marabe, and Lehasa will get caught in a hotel room.

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Source: Briefly News

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