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Actress Shoki Mmola bids farewell to ‘Skeem Saam’ as Celia Magongwa. Image via Twitter @Promise06004776

Actress Shoki Mmola bids farewell to ‘Skeem Saam’ as Celia Magongwa

The SABC has confirmed that actress Shoki Mmola, who played the role of Alfred Magongwa’s wife Celia has exited ‘Skeem Saam’.

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Actress Shoki Mmola bids farewell to ‘Skeem Saam’ as Celia Magongwa. Image via Twitter @Promise06004776

Fan-favourite actress Shoki Mmola who’s been playing the role of Celia Magongwa for a decade has left Skeem Saam. Mmola bows out of the educational soapie as Alfred Magongwa’s (Putla Sehlapelo) wife, and Rachel Kunutu, Nimza Kunutu, Mahlatse Kunutu and Bushang Magongwa’s mother.   

She is the third leading actor to leave the show after Lesego Marakalla, who left the show in 2020 and Cornet Mamabolo, who played left the show in 2021.

Marakalla played the character of Rachel Kunutu while Mamabolo played Tbose Maputla.

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The SABC confirmed actress Shoki Mmola’s departure from Skeem Saam as Celia Magongwa on their social media accounts this afternoon (30 June) but didn’t reveal her reasons for leaving the show.  

The channel tweeted:  

“The SABC bids farewell to Shoki Mmola who is leaving her role as ‘Celia’ on @SkeemSaam3. She will be missed by fellow cast members, crew members, and viewers watching at home. We wish her well and all the best with her future ventures.”  

Entertainment blogger Musa Khawula revealed on Twitter that Mmola will not be part of season eleven of the educational soapie which begins on Monday, 4 July. 

Viewers of the show still expect to see the talented actress on the soapie for the next three months as soapies/telenovelas shoot three months in advance.  

Fans of the popular soapie also predict her character to be shipped off to Ga-Mashashane due to her ‘sudden’ exit.   

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“She deserved a better exit script though, not just disappear.”   


“Noo. She must deal with Mr Kgomo first bathong.”  


“No way! Aowa banna she and Magongwa make my days! They are so in tune, so natural, and so amazing to watch! Mxm actors will break your heart wa nkwa!”   


“And she bows out by going to Mashashane, #Skeemsaam must respect us.”  


“Shoki is gone…Nimza is gone..Rachel is gone..Magongwa is blind.”  


“Just because Mr Kgomo wants to poke her ? Mxm Celia is not serious.” 

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