Leshole’s never-ending stroke of bad luck
Skeem Saam’s Leshole, played by Thabo Mkhabela, like Joseph
from the bible is yet to receive his seven years of plenty as he is always
dealt a bad hand. Fans of the soapie have taken to social media to plead with
the show’s writers to ease up on the bad luck that keeps following Leshole,
with some vowing to stop watching the soapie if Leshole doesn’t catch a break.
IT NEVER ENDS FOR HIM
Leshole is often keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.
He is an abused child, who lives with his alcoholic father, Big Boy Mabitsela,
played by Charles Maja. The Mabitselas have it hard as they have to survive on
Big Boy’s income, which he makes as a mechanic. Big Boy is taking out all his
frustrations on Leshole, which previously led to him performing poorly at
school and lacking social skills. From getting shot to missing job
opportunities, Leshole has been facing challenges. It got so bad that Skeem
Saam fans took to social media and threatened to boycott the show until the
soapie’s writers stopped battering the character.
THE LAST STRAW
In spite of all the suffering he has faced, Leshole passed
matric so well that he got accepted into a flight academy. But just when
everyone thought things were about to get well for him, he got shot just before
he was supposed to leave for Joburg to go to the flight academy.