Kgomotso. (Photo: Supplied)
Cape Town – There's yet another shake-up in front of, and behind the scenes at SABC3's local soap Isidingo with Kgomotso Christopher who've exited the soap and head writer Rohan Dickson taking over as new show runner.
Viewers will see Kgomotso Christopher as Katlego Sibeko for the last time on 13 April, a role she's portrayed for half a decade that's abruptly coming to an end. Production company Endemol Shine who've kept the actress' departure under wraps isn't saying why Kgomotso Christopher is leaving. The actress says she wants to explore new acting roles.
"We will miss and thank her for the pivotal and positive part she's played," says Sivan Pillay, Endemol Shine CEO. "Kgomotso's talent, grace, charm and absolute professionalism will be missed by cast, crew and fans alike".
Pumla Hopa who had steered the soap for many years will now help with new scripted programming projects at Endemol Shine in the production company's scripted entertainment division headed up by Sam Shale.
"The combined strengths of Rohan Dickson and Leo Phiri will lead Isidingo into a new era," says Pillay. "It's an exciting time for cast and crew alike".
Rohan Dickson says "our talented team at Isidingo is passionately committed to this new adventure. Horizon Deep has many twists and turns, shocks and scandals in the pipeline".
Kgomotso's fans were heartbroken and mentioning her left and right on Twitter but the generous actress has been replying all morning and explaining the situation.