Rachel Kunutu bids Skeem Saam family farewell



It’s almost a decade of acting as Rachel Kunutu, actress Lesego Marakalla is now saying goodbye to the popular SABC soapie, Skeem Saam.

According to the statement published by Skeem Saam, Lesego is exiting so she can go back to school full time. She went on to say that she is not certain if she will ever come back to acting.

Lesego said she was truly sad that she was leaving the soapie and expressed her gratitude for all the friendships and memories she made.

“I will miss my Skeem Saam family greatly. I have been with the show for 8 years and I have made some good friendships and memories!” Lesego said.

Even though Rachel, aka “Letjobana”, aka “Marothi’s Dynamite”, has been MIA for weeks now, her name and storyline have kept viewers glued to their tv attempting to figure out what her end game is.

The statement did not give further details now how exactly her exit will play out, which will leave fans to use their imaginary theories until her final episode with the soapie on Friday, June 19.

The production also said they will miss the actress and wished her the best of luck in her future endeavours.

“In her role as ‘Rachel Kunutu Maphuthma’, Marakalla has been one of the show’s leading young ladies, adding to the series’ maintained success over the seasons,” read the statement.