So Long Charmaine!

Yep!, We will no longer be treated to the lovable character of Charmaine Meintjies on SABC 2's long standing soapie, 7de Laan.

The family oriented and wholesome character was portrayed by the talented Vinette Ebrahim for an impressive 19 years .Viewers shouldn't fret though, as they will still be enjoying the dual characters till 24 October 2019.

Vinette totally slayed both characters - Charmaine and Vivian, who were twins sisters on the show.The production company that produces 7de Laan, Danie Odendaal stated that the writing team had exhausted all creative storylines for the much loved characters but they had eventually run dry.

"After evaluating past and current storylines of 7de Laan , it has transpired that all potential stories around Charmaine and Vivian have been exhausted."

The statement further reads: "Inlong-running television series, it often happens that a character's journey comes to an end."




These are some of the comments on Twitter regarding the departure of Vinette Ebrahim from 7de Laan.



Staunch viewers of  were still coming to terms with the exit of another principal actor - Hilda Van Zyl.

Annelisa Weiland's portrayal of Hilda was nothing short of excellence.

Over the years, many watched in awe as she gently flowed in whatever direction her character was moving towards. 

Hilda will still be on our screens until September 2019. One might think that, Annelisa will be taking a break from acting but nope. The 70-year-old actress has joined the kykNet's family in Lui Maar Op Belinda.

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Written by:
Lungile Ntuli