Here Is Why Actress ‘Gugu’ Velile Makhoba Is Leaving Gomora. It’s Official!
After so much great speculation, it has been confirmed that Gomora actress Velile Makhoba who is popularly known for her role as Gugu is leaving the popular telenovela.
Confirming her exit from Gomora on the DailySun, Velile Makhoba said that her role came to an end because she had a one-year contract. Velile Makhoba said that since her Buhle (Ama Qamata) and Phumlani (Buyile Madlala) onscreen family was no longer there, her character was no longer serving any purpose.
“I had a one-year contract with Gomora starting from December last year. Gugu’s role had to be terminated because it was no longer serving the purpose. Buhle was no longer there and Gugu’s entire family was also not there.
Velile Makhoba said that leaving Gomora was a bittersweet moment for her. She said that Gomora was her first TV break.
Leaving Gomora was a bittersweet moment for me. It was my first TV break and I’ve had an opportunity to act alongside great talent. I don’t take this opportunity lightly and I’ll always be grateful for it. I’ve also learnt so much from the cast and I’ve no doubt that one day I’ll work with some of them,” she said.
According to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity, there is a possibility that Velile’s character might make a comeback as her role was not killed.
“The writers loved her. They were prepared to keep her, but it was difficult to squeeze her in between other characters. Her character had become redundant as a result they had to let her go. But they were careful not to kill her. Her exit was strategic. She might make a comeback because according to her script, she will be relocating to KZN to her grandparents.” said the source.
Meanwhile, on a positive note, Velile is going to be coming to our TV screens very soon as she has bagged another acting gig.
“I’ve been lucky enough to find another acting job. Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to talk about it as yet, but I’m already shooting with the cast. I will make a formal announcement when the time is right” she said.