- Actress Candice Modiselle took to social media to announce she is leaving Generations: The Legacy
- Candice has played the role of Lerato Matema on the show for three years and really captured her audience with her acting skills
- She said she is taking a slight break from acting to focus on her youth development skills company
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Media personality and actress, Candice Modiselle, took to social media recently to announce that she is leaving the SABC 1 soapie, Generations: The Legacy.
After three years on the show, Candice’s character, Lerato Matema, will bow out of Generations: The Legacy in season 8, episode 260. She shared the news in a heartfelt and appreciative post on Twitter and Instagram.
"Truly one of the most bittersweet moments of my career, to actively leave a place I’ve called home. What started off as three months of the antagonising rebel who eventually won over Lesedi’s friendship, became three years of the Lerato Matema coming of age story. Silly crushes, secrets, drug addiction, activism, kidnappings, campaigns, sisterhood, a sense of belonging, struggles with identity and young love."
"For now, all I can say is thank you. To the viewers who showed me so much love and support, thank you. It’s been such a blessing to work with some of Africa’s most celebrated storytellers to give rise to this fictional character that the world now knows as ‘Lerato Matema’. So yes, it may be the end of my journey on Generations The Legacy, but it’s the beginning of so many new chapters."
However, Candice wont be leaving the entertainment industry completely. She said she is taking a short break from acting to focus on her youth skills development company, Busetsa Media.
"I plan on leaving no stone unturned. Though I have taken a slight break from acting to focus on my youth skills development company, Busetsa Media, I hope to make a return to theatre, devise my own work, venture into the big screen and all mediums of the arts and storytelling."
Candice's post gathered 40.9k likes and 655 comments on Instagram.
Although Candice's fans were sad to hear the news of her leaving, they wished her well on her journey into the next chapter of her career.
Here are some of the comments:
iambradbrown: "Issa wrap!! Proud of you girl!"
kudzai_chivasa: "❤️ Love you, so sad that Mpho will be hurt."
motshidisim: "You’re doing so well babe. More and more blessings unto you! Onwards and upwards."
sanelisiwe_que: "It’s been a great journey watching Lerato blossom into what she is now. Arg! ❤️"
being_boitumelo: "We gonna miss Lerato."
shato_maluks: "We love you Candice and we'll definitely miss Lerato ❤️❤️"
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Meanwhile, four months ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Generations: The Legacy actress, Candice Modiselle, felt South African actors and actresses were doing amazing things and should be celebrated. She said people were finally starting to see the work that goes into the acting craft.
Candice Modiselle, whom Mzansi has come to admire in Generations: The Legacy, felt that South African acting is of really high quality and deserved to get some appreciation.
She used the recent dramatic storyline about the Vutha virus as an example of the excellence that SA is capable of.
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