Didintle Khunou plays a villain in 'Generations: The Legacy'.

Didintle Khunou plays a villain in ‘Generations: The Legacy’. Image via X @Gen_legacy

‘Jack Mabaso’s glove’: Inside Didintle Khunou’s role in ‘Generations’

Talented actress Didintle Khunou will portray the villainous role of Tumelo Gcabashe in ‘Generations: The Legacy’

Didintle Khunou plays a villain in 'Generations: The Legacy'.

Didintle Khunou plays a villain in ‘Generations: The Legacy’. Image via X @Gen_legacy

Generations: The Legacy has confirmed actress Didintle Khunou will debut on the soapie on 13 June as Tumelo Gcabashe.

DIDINTLE KHUNOU AS TUMELO

TVSA reveals that Didintle Khunou’s character is associated with the Russians and Jack Mabaso (Vusi Kunene) in Generations.

The publication adds that Khunou’s character, Tumelo is tasked with overseeing the take-over of all criminal operations in Johannesburg.

Sunday World reports that Tumelo is a high-powered financial expert with links to business and criminal elites.

This comes after an insider from the show told Zimoja that she was approached by producers and was given an offer she couldn’t resist.

The former Isono actress is the latest star to join the soapie after Champions actress Kgomotso Christopher, who played the role of Kea.

Former The Queen actor Rapulana Seiphemo is also returning to the SABC1’s soapie as Tau Mogale this July.

MORE ACTORS EXIT ‘GENERATIONS: THE LEGACY’

The actress Didintle Khunou joins Generations: The Legacy after the departures of Muzi Mthabela, Ronnie Nyakale, and Kope Makgae.

Makgae played Mrekza while Nyakale played Cosmo and Mthabela portrayed the character of Nkosiyabo Cele.

Limpopo-born actor Kope Makgae has joined e.tv’s latest telenovela, Isiphetho: Destiny, as Chef Mosa.

Mthabela has scored the role of Mshengu’s brother, Mqondisi Shabalala in Mzansi Magic’s My Brother’s Keeper.

IOL also confirmed the departures of actors Buntu Petse, Karabo Maseko, Rebaone Kgosimore, and Zizipho Buti in late 2023.

“The characters of Nontle, Luyolo, Tracy, and Paul can still be seen on our screen until the end of November/early December when a dramatic story arc reaches a mind-blowing conclusion,” said the SABC. 

The actors who played the characters of Nontle, Luyolo, Tracy, and Paul were excluded from season ten.