Amanda du Pont who plays the role of Lelo Mthiyane on SABC 1’s educational soapie; Skeem Saam will join Clive Morris Production’s; Isono which plays on BET_Africa.
Amanda Du Pont went AWOL on Skeem Saam a while back when her on-screen lover; Lehasa Maphosa wanted to get her arrested. She will play the role of Mamba on Isono alongside veteran actress; Rami Chuene who played Gracious ‘Tgom’ Mabuza on The Queen.
Du Pont played the villainous Lelo Mthiyane on Skeem Saam and is one of the most hated villains in Soapville. Skeem Saam was Du Pont’s big break in 2008.
It is unclear whether she will be playing Mamba and Lelo at the same time or for how long she will be with Isono for. Neither Skeem Saam, or Isono or Du Pont has sent press statements about her return to the Skeem Saam.
According to the December teasers, Fanie who is Lehasa’s IT guy is going to get more information about Lelo Mthiyane’s whereabouts. Lelo and Lehasa are lovers and business partners on the show who often backstab each other.?
Mthiyane made a lot of enemies on the show by stealing Kwaito Seakamela’s book and claimed its hers. She also ordered the lab to burn Lehasa Maphosa’s ex-wife’s eggs and has landed in jail.
Fans on social media were saddened to see the actress jumping ship as she’s a fan-favourite and one of Mzansi’s most talented actresses.
It’s unclear at this stage whether she’ll play a villain on Isono or how long she’ll be with the show.
Isono is Clive Production’s fifth telenovela after ETV cancelled Broken Vows and Ashes-to-Ashes because of declined ratings in viewership.
The production company is also starting a new telenovela on SABC 3 in 2021 called The Estates which will feature talented actors such as Sdumo Mtshali who plays Sibusiso Ndlovu on Isibaya.