The talented Mzansi actress, Chi Mhende, paid tribute to her character, Wandi Radebe on Generations: The Legacy, a day after her character was written off the TV soap.
Chi Mhende made history on South African television as the first actress to take on a male role on the soapie, Generations: The Legacy.
The actress took to Instagram in a tribute to her character, which she believed cemented her skills as an actress and taught her so much. Chi shared photos of her character from the show and a powerful message.
She wrote: "Wandile Wandi Radebe. Girl .... here's looking at you, boo! ✊ You taught me how to appreciate and accept my light. You showed how to be courageous - for humanity! NJE To stand proud, bold with superhuman height To give clarity to and measure the worth and purpose of a fight. You've expanded my knowledge (limitless I feel) and in the moments I have felt weak or lost focus, this woman's work reminded me of my own purpose, and the need to therefore drive it through to the very end. Life right!?! With you ... I got to be the man baby!! "
Chi went on to say that her role on he show was the best chapter of her work thus far, from the colleagues, the production company, family, friends and especially her fans.
"Finally ... to you dear reader, friend, fan, family member. Thank you for how you have shown love to me and my craft. The work is made from the heart, by your appreciation pumps it through to the love language that informs our history and solidifies the purpose of that art. Together, forever in your hearts and mine. A sacred adieu ... to this ... our love divine."
According to OKMzansi, Chi revealed in a recent interview that she was already working on a play called Chasing Chairs at Joburg's Market Theatre.
A month ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Generations has been responsible for making superstars out of relatively unknown actors and actresses for years, however, it has also seen a lot of actors get the boot. Chi Mhende is now leaving the show.
In 2014, there were a number of actors and actresses that requested salary increases. The producers of the show did not take kindly to their application and 16 people were fired; this forced a revamp and the soapie was re-branded as Generations: The Legacy.
Briefly.co.za learnt that there have been rumours that Chi Mhende, who plays the role of Wandi, was axed from the soap. Chi’s last appearance will be on 29 April and fans have been pressing for an answer. The assumption is that fans had become irritated by Wandi and that his place in the show, representing transgenders, was no longer needed. No clear reason was given as to why the character Wandi was written out of the show, until now.
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