There are Mzansi actors who left their respective roles on telenovelas like The Queen, The River and Generations, under less than desirable circumstances.
Some were shown the door due to their actions, which would have brought a disrepute to the production, some had tensions with their bosses and some left due to controversial calls by the show runners.
Here are some of the actors who left unceremoniously
Khany Mkangisa was on the rise with her role as Akhona on The Queen, however she was given the ax abruptly.
The actress was allegedly fired after an embarrassing drunk-driving incident in May 2019, which saw a video of her intoxicated and getting arrested going viral on social media.
Khanya Mkangisa apologized for the incident but alas, it did some damage to her professional life and she was shown the door.
Mpumelelo Bhulose who played Zimele Bhengu on e.tv’s latest drama series ‘Imbewu: The Seed’, was allegedly fired after being continuously absent from work without an explanation. The producers of the show were said to be fed up and they let him go.
Zoe Mthiyane was allegedly axed from Generations:The Legacy after it emerged that she was failing to keep a lid of her personal life crisis.
Zoe Mthiyane, who played Zitha is said to have suffered an emotional breakdown after her relationship with co-star, Rapulana Seiphemo came to an end.
Zoe Mthiyane allegedly came to work intoxicated at one point. Eventually the producers decided to let her go.
Esteemed actress Moshidi Motshegwa was allegedly fired from The River after a spat with fellow actress Larona Moagi.
Moshidi Motshegwa is said to have been accused of bullying the younger actress that at one point, she revealed that she was called by the show runners and reprimanded for being cruel to Larona Moagi.
Moshidi Motshegwa also revealed that the show runners once told her that she was too expensive for their budget.
Veteran actor Mangaliso Ngema was given the ax from his role on SABC2’s popular drama series Lithapo, after he was accused of sexually harassing a female cast member.
Nay Maps is said to have been quietly shown the door at The Queen, after he got himself arrested and charged for reckless driving.
The actor never commented on the incident and went on to focus on his private life.
Kgante what’s life without a little drama to spice things up.