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‘Shaka Ilembe’ actress Hope Mbhele bids farewell to Baleka character. Image via Instagram @hopembhele

‘Till we meet again’: Hope Mbhele bids farewell to ‘Shaka Ilembe’

Talented actress Hope Mbhele, who stars in ‘Shaka Ilembe’ as a healer, Baleka has bid farewell to the hit series.

'Shaka Ilembe'

‘Shaka Ilembe’ actress Hope Mbhele bids farewell to Baleka character. Image via Instagram @hopembhele

Former Uzalo actress Hope Mbhele, who portrays the character of Baleka in Shaka Ilembe has exited the Mzansi Magic show.

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Actress Hope Mbhele, who is famously known for her role as MaBusi in Umkhokha: The Curse took to her Instagram account on Wednesday, 16 August to bid farewell to her role as Baleka in Shaka Ilembe.

“A woman choosing herself and her own path. May we be more of these women. 🤍🙏🏽 until we meet again Baleka. Happy Choose Day,” she wrote

Her character Baleka parted ways with her love interest King Dingiswayo’s (played by Thembinkosi Mthembu) in the Mzansi Magic drama series on Sunday, 13 August.

She revealed to Dingiswayo that she is needed elsewhere after he dethroned his brother Mawewe (played by Wanda Zuma) and was crowned king.

Baleka was a healer for the Mthethwa King Jobe (played by Hamilton Dlamini and later King Makhasana of the Mabhudu (played by Vusi Kunene).

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@Nonkululeko_k: “Pure Talent 🔥…You we’re truly a calm in the storm @hope_mbhele … learnt so much in your role, I was so surprised as to how can a person remain so peaceful in the midst of all that… I really hope there’s a return of uBaleka at some point.”

@NoReasonMonday: “Loved your role so much. Beautiful, you played it well❤️🙌.”

@Ray_of_Lerato: “Even when Dingiswayo is winning he is losing. Yoh this man went through. Why must he lose Baleka to be a king. I’m so invested in his storyline but ke with each week I love him a little more.”

@Ayandamamanci: “You could have left any man, but you chose to leave uDingiswayo??? Nah, 🙁.”

@Noneofy72009234: “I wonder why they didn’t have children.”

@zuksai: ‘Yhoo when he was hyping up amabutho before the war and when he cried for Baleka, I got goosebumps. What a performer.”

@Carticort: “Dingiswayo must now take the throne I’m tired of seeing him run.”

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Image via Twitter @TBONIQUE