Actor Zolisa Xaluva speaks after he got FIRED from #Smoke&Mirrors 1
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Actor Zolisa Xaluva speaks after he got FIRED from #Smoke&Mirrors

Xaluva was playing the role of the show’s male lead until he was surprisingly fired during his third season. He spoke out regarding his dismissal

Actor Zolisa Xaluva has just spoken out after his firing from the South African drama series ‘Smoke & Mirrors’.

Xaluva was playing the role of the show’s male lead until he was surprisingly fired during his third season. He spoke out regarding his dismissal in an interview with a local daily magazine.

Actor Zolisa Xaluva speaks after he got FIRED from #Smoke&Mirrors 1

Xaluva discussed his shock after the showrunners told him that he was being written off from the show. He said he had been expecting a break after wrap-up on his third season and was surprised to hear that it was permanent.

“I was quite taken aback,” Xaluva said. “This has been my career for three years and I’m grateful for the experience, but I never expected to be cut off from it so suddenly. I just want to take this opportunity to thank the producers and crew members who have helped me throughout my time on the show and those who gave me this amazing opportunity in the first place.”

Despite the shocking news, Xaluva remains hopeful for the future. He said that while it’s always difficult to say goodbye to an experience such as Smoke & Mirrors, he looks forward to whatever else may come his way.

“Every experience comes to an end but I am excited to see what doors will open for me in the future.” Xaluva said. “I know the show will do well without me and I wish everyone the best.”

Ultimately, Xaluva looks to the future with optimism, knowing that his dismissal from Smoke & Mirrors may lead to bigger and better things in his acting career.

Actor Zolisa Xaluva speaks after he got FIRED from #Smoke&Mirrors 1

Actor Zolisa Xaluva has denied reports that he’s been dismissed from e.tv’s Smoke & Mirrors after only spending one season with the telenovela.

“My season one contract ended; as it stands I have no contractual obligations with them,” Xaluva, who portrays the character of Caesar Ngonyama on the show told the publication on Thursday morning.

Smoke & Mirrors made its television debut earlier this year after the end of Imbewu. The storyline revolves around Thandiswa (portrayed by Ayanda Bandla) who is on a mission to expose three morally corrupt men in the small mining town of Emnyameni.

Xaluva’s character, a ruthless businessman, is one of the three corrupt men in the story.

“Negotiations are still ongoing for season two” said Xaluva.

“Dismissed and fired are not the correct words to describe the situation. As soon as there is any finality I’ll be glad to pick up the conversation again.”

The actor didn’t want to describe the situation as a breakdown in negotiations but rather stating that “we haven’t reached a stalemate”.

The publication had not received a response from the production house, Final Chapter, at the time of publishing, but in a report by a local publication producers of the show confirmed Xaluva’s departure in a statement.

Actor Zolisa Xaluva speaks after he got FIRED from #Smoke&Mirrors 1

“At the onset of the new season of Smoke & Mirrors, the producers of Final Chapter Productions came to a resolution to amicably part ways with Zolisa Xaluva,” averred the statement.

“Zolisa has been an asset to the show in his role as Caesar Ngonyama, and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavours.”

When the publication questioned the actor about the production house’s utterances, Xaluva insisted that “negotiations are still ongoing. It’s an intense negotiation”.

Other endeavours

Xaluva, who has played memorable roles such as Jason in Generations, Diamond Mabuza in The Queen, and Mogotsi Masire in Kings of Jo’burg, was more keen to speak about his latest project, Queenstown Kings breaking through Netflix’s global Top 10 films. “It’s the first African film to do so,” said an excited Xaluva.

The movie is centred around a low-level soccer team from the township and its journey from playing in the dusty fields in their townships to facing well-established top-level soccer teams in big stadiums.

Xaluva plays the character of Buyile Mahamba a washed-up soccer star, who after the death of his father, returns to rural Queenstown and struggles to connect with his son, a promising player with big dreams.

Xaluva’s firing shocked many of the show’s viewers, as he had become a fan favorite in the role of the male lead. Although the reason for his dismissal remains unclear, it appears that it was unexpected and untimely for all parties involved.

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