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Same wig': Skeem Saam' fans react to Flo Masebe's debut

14/05/2024

Same wig': Skeem Saam' fans react to Flo Masebe's debut Skeem Saam' viewers react to legendary actress Florence Flo' Masebe's debut as Meikie Maputla this week.

by Rae Seleme

14-05-2024 11:55

in Soapies

Skeem Saam' actress Florence Flo' Masebe as Meikie. Image via X @SKEEMSAAM3

Skeem Saam fans are anxiously waiting for actress Flo Masebe's debut as Meikie Maputla.

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FLO MASEBE: DEBUT The SABC1 soapie, Skeem Saam announced on Monday, 13 May that Florence Masebe will debut on the show on Wednesday, 15 May.

Florence Masebe will be playing the character of Meikie Maputla. Debuting on the 15th of May and throughout the remainder of season 12, says the show.

This comes after actress Harriet Manamela, who played the first Meikie Maputla was placed on sick leave. Masebe will temporarily replace Manamela, whose last scene for the season was on the 5 April 2024.

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Sunday World reports that Manamela has recovered from her hip surgery and is ready to return to the show.

Manamela also thanks Masebe for responding to the call of duty when she was asked to step in for her on the soapie.

To my dearest sesi Florence Masebe ngwana Manamela' as you fondly call me. You responded to the call of duty and did what you know best.

Being one of SA's powerful performers, we definitely are looking forward to enjoy your episodes and your strong abilities to bringing characters to life.

I humble myself before you sis Flo and say Kea leboga sesi. (thank you my sister)'.

SABC revealed in February that Manamela would be absent from the show due to ill health.

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Announcement UPDATE

Florence Masebe will be playing the character of Meikie Maputla, debuting on the 15th of May and throughout the remainder of Season 12.

Catch #SkeemSaam every weeknights at 19:30 on @Official_SABC1. pic.twitter.com/DyTfLZoqdj

OFFICIAL Skeem Saam 12 (@SkeemSaam3) May 13, 2024

SOAPIE FANS RESPOND TO NEW' MEIKIE

@Kwenaldo: Wishing the original Meikie a speedy recovery to full health.

@Ckholiwe75: Eish ja but temporarily guys please not permanent because we have been with Mama Maputla for so long. That character of hers is wonderful to us. We still enjoy her role please don't repeat what you did with Tbose. You brought us English-speaking person.

@ZondiTalent: Thank you for reminding us. Also thank you for letting us long time before today that they will be a change, due to some part of life issues for Mme Meikie.

@HerdsThemi: Lots of love Harriet wish you speedy recovery. Welcome Florence. I'll miss Meikie shem.

Florence Masebe steps in to play Meikie Maputla and it seems like something is brewing between Toby and Ntswaki but legally this could be challenging for both of them. Mantuli finally approves of Sthoko and Babelie's relationship but they face more challenges as a couple. Lehasa pic.twitter.com/rOFrjLB1kV

Jabulani Macdonald (@Jabu_Macdonald) April 22, 2024

ACTRESS EXPLAINS HER BREAK FROM SKEEM SAAM' TVSA reports that Harriet Manamela was one of the original starring casts in the soapie when it debuted on SABC1 on 13 October 2011.

Kaya 959 reports that the legendary actress announced on Monday, 6 May that she had hip replacement surgery at the beginning of the year.

I had a hip replacement surgery beginning of the year hence I was given a break from shooting. Thank you to everyone for wishing me well. Even though there was no clear explanation why I had to be off the screen and production had to find a sit in for me.

Your support and wishing me well humbles my heart and you all much appreciated. Now that production is on a shooting break it's more time to enjoy seeing people and catching up.

CASTING NEWS:

Florence Masebe joins Skeem Saam as Meikie #SkeemSaam 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 the 5th pic.twitter.com/q5wdGhA0dF

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