- Generations: The Legacy’s Moopi Mothibeli has officially left the SABC1 soapie
- Moopi played the role of character Smangaliso Moroka and leaves the show with a heavy heart
- Taking to social media, Moopi bid the show farewell and thanked everyone for making his journey a great success
Actor Moopi Mothibeli leaves Generations: The Legacy with a heavy heart. He could not be more grateful for the time on the show and all the support he received.
When actors are part of a series, the people - cast and crew - become family, making it difficult for them to walk away and move onto something new.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Moopi, who plays the role of character Smangaliso Moroka on SABC1’s Generations: The Legacy, has officially left the show.
Move! got confirmation of Moopi’s exit from publicist Nandipha Phantsi, who let fans know that the last time he was on set had been in June.
“Yes, I can confirm this [Moopi’s departure]. He shot his last scenes in June.”
Moopi has been a part of the Generations: The Legacy fam for some time now and leaving the show was not an easy task for him. Moopi told Move! That it was a true honour to be a part of the soapie.
“I am grateful to the producers, the team of writers and all the creatives of Generations: The Legacy. It’s been an honour to work with a group of wonderful people, on and off-screen. I will always look back at this time with fondness.”
Taking to social media, Moopi thanked every single person who made his time on the show a success.
"Ke a leboha. Ngiyabonga. Thank you. Dankie. It's been real! Love & light.”
Briefly.co.za previously reported Generations: The Legacy had stopped production following another coronavirus scare on the set.
The soapie didn't shut down production when a first crew member was exposed to Covid-19. Staffers were said to be on edge after a second person was recently exposed to the virus.
A statement was released on behalf of the production team explaining the situation. It stated that they were informed that an employee on set had been exposed to a confirmed Covid-19 case on the 18th and had since been sent for testing by their doctor.
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