The Estate viewers have been left heartbroken after one of their favourite characters has announced that he would be leaving the gripping daily drama.
Just when the leading drama series has introduced new faces to improve it's storyline Zenzelisphesihle" Sparky" Xulu, known for the role of Siya Phakathwayo, has announced that he will no longer be a part of the show.
Sparky made the shocking announcement on his Instagram page. "As I approach my final week on THE ESTATE, I just want to say thank you to everyone who watched and enjoyed the work I put in for this character and show. I really enjoyed telling his story. Now I have to put him to bed. SIYABONGA PHAKATHWAYO," he captioned the post.
The actor did not reveal why he is leaving the show, but we wish him all the best on his future endeavors. His fans have reacted to his sudden departure from The Estate
Ntokozomasombuka "Haa mara your character was the best."
Champagne_sakhii "You did so much justice. Thank you."
Iam.lammie.cakesss commented "This has to be the most heartbreaking post I've come across today 💔 but thank you Sparky for sharing your." talent with us. Hope to see more of you on my screen."
Its_azile commented "Not you too yoh haybo."
Odee_303 commented You nailed it gortman."
Recently, the Estate has been losing character at a rapid rate. Dineo Moeketsi Langa who plays Mmakoena Molefe is leaving the show. According to S3 and Clive Morris Productions, Langa will be off air until late September.
"After this, she will exit the show for the remainder of the season. Dineo Langa is leaving the show to pursue other on-screen interests. While it will be sad to see her leave our Estate family, we wish her all the best with her upcoming projects."
The channel and production company has thanked Langa for her amazing contribution to the 3rd season of the show. "We would like to thank Dineo for the incredible work she did on the first 3 seasons to bring Mmakoena into the hearts and homes of S3 Millennial viewers."
The Estate season 3 boasts new faces including Dumisani Mbebe, Lerato Mvelase, Samke Makhoba, Siya Xaba, Anga Makhubalo aka Naak Muusiq. At the launch of the new season, executive producer Khayelihle Dom Gumede promised that the storyline would continue to focus on current South African issues.
“Season three and four will be around the crisis of the government and governance. This season brings in the voice of many people who are above the bread line but still not thriving in the new South Africa. We know that we have an unemployment crisis in the country, of which is mostly the youth. We know that young people in South Africa are locked out of opportunities so telling those stories is incredibly important for us,” he said before sharing how some of the characters would be developing in this season.
“We have a really great spin on some of the characters that have been existing in this world. We’ll be seeing new love this season, love in places you don’t expect. There’s also heartbreak this season. There are some couples that we love who are not going to be together,” he shared.
Image Cred: Instagram @Sparkyxulu