Eric Macheru: 'Skeem Saam' Star Opens Up About Leeto, Who Is Looking for His Real Dad

Eric Macheru: 'Skeem Saam' Star Opens Up About Leeto, Who Is Looking for His Real Dad

  • Skeem Saam's Leeto Maputla is looking for his "real" onscreen dad after finding out that John Maputla might not be his pops
  • Eric Macheru, who plays the role of Leeto in the SABC 1 soapie, opened up about the current trending storyline of the telenovela
  • Eric said he wouldn't want to be in the shoes of his character because he is also a father to a baby boy in real life

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Eric Macheru has opened up about the storyline of his character in Skeem Saam. The actor portrays the character of Leeto Maputla in the popular SABC 1 show.

According to the current storyline, it was recently revealed in the telenovela that John Maputla, played by Afrika Tsoai, is not Leeto's real dad in the show. Now Leeto is on a mission to find out who his real father is.

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Eric Macheru, 'Skeem Saam', opens up, Leeto, looking for real dad
'Skeem Saam' star Eric Macheru has opened up about Leeto, who is looking for his real dad in the show. Image: @ericmacheru
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Eric told Daily Sun in an interview that he wouldn't want to be in the same situation as his character. The thespian is father to a baby boy in real life. His bae, Claudia, gave birth to their bundle of joy last year, according to the publication.

He expressed that he finds it quite fascinating how the writers of the soapie come up with the twists and turns in the storyline.

"It is madness cause I wouldn't want to be in those types of situations as a father."

The star shared that his real dad is late. He expressed that they has a "beautiful" relationship.

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'Skeem Saam' viewers convinced show's writers read their tweets

In related news, Briefly News reported that Skeem Saam fans are hailing the show as a work of art after it emerged that Leeto Maputla, played by Eric Macheru, is now on the search for his dad. Social media users had been suggesting this for weeks and now that it is part of the main plot they are convinced that the authors of the hit soapie are basing the script on tweets.

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Briefly News had a look at what Mzansi had to say about the recent developments on South Africa's favourite show. Social media users are convinced Skeem Saam authors are reading their tweets. @PhenyoLouw:

"I'm convinced the script yako #SkeemSaam is based on tweets. Lo utlwile Leeto mara?!"


"Lol. Leeto asking who his father is, means that #SkeemSaam scriptwriters have been reading the tweets."

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