Lulu Hela (PHOTO: Lulu Hela Instagram)
Former Isidingo actress Lulu Hela
has announced that she is leaving SABC 3’s popular soapie, Isidingo.
The actress, who played the role of
Mpumi, broke a few hearts when she made the announcement on her Instagram page.
“After 4 incredible years, I am bidding
farewell to Isidingo. I’ve learnt so many valuable lessons on leadership. I’ve
grown in leaps and bounds. I have had the privilege of working with a brilliant
crew. I’ve had the honour of working with an exceptional cast, whose work I’ve
admired for a long time. I’m grateful to the fans who’ve supported the show
tirelessly [sic],” she wrote
The star said she has watched show since she
was a teenager and that working there felt surreal. She thanked her fans who
tuned in to watch the show every day.
“I’ve watched this show since I was a teen.
Working on it has been so surreal. Bucket list item ticket. When you work on a
long running series your colleagues become family. I have the sweetest
memories. I will miss this place and the people, but I’m really excited and
ready for my next step. So here we go!! [sic],” she added.
Lulu Hela joins a number of actors who’ve bowed
out of the show. One of the long-standing actors Linda Sokhulu, who played
Nikiwe Sibiya, Aubrey Poo who portrayed the charismatic Gabriel Mothusi and Gerard
Rudolf who played Hendrik Lategan.