Florence Masebe replaces Harriet Manamela for the ‘Meikie Maputla’ role on Skeem Saam

Harriet Manamela is a South African actress. She is popularly known for the role of Meikie Maputla on SABC 1’s educational soap opera Skeem Saam.

When one hears the name ‘Meikie Maputla’, they already know there will be drama. Actress Harriet Manamela once revealed that her character on Skeem Saam often shocks her as much as she shocks viewers.

It has recently been reported that 52-year-old actress Harriet Manamela is temporarily leaving the show due to illness, which has not been specified yet. The role of ‘Meiki Maputla’ will be temporarily played by Florence Masebe. She will take over where Manamela left off.

The report from the Skeem Saam production team reads:

“Florence Masebe joins Skeem Saam as Meikie Maputla. Skeem Saam, the character of ‘Meikie Maputla’ played by Harriet Manamela, will be replaced until the end of season 12. 

Harriet Manamela, who needed to be placed on sick leave,’s last scene for the season will air on April 5, 2024.

From May 15th, 2024, the character of ‘Meikie Maputla’ will temporarily be played by Florence Masebe”.

Florence Masebe is a South African actress, known locally for her role on SABC 2’s soap opera Muvhango. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

We are pleased to have her as Harriet’s replacement because she is also a good actress, just as Harriet Manamela is. She is definitely going to do justice to the Meiki Maputla character. Speedy recovery Mam’ Harriet Manamela.

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