Camilla Waldman, popularly known as Anne de Villiers, and Leleti Khumalo, who plays the character of Busi Dlomo, will be leaving Generations at the end of the current season to make way for some new characters who are being introduced into SA’s number one daily drama.
Mfundi Vundla, Executive Producer, announced their departure today, saying, “Camilla and Leleti are very talented actresses, but every now and then we want to make space for new and exciting stories with new characters”.
Waldman joined the cast in 2004 as the owner of a gentlemen’s “escort agency”. She went on to scam her way into Ezweni Communications where she ultimately became a trusted friend and confidante of Karabo’s.
Waldman says, “I’ve been at Generations so much longer than I’d expected. What began as three month story for Anne became four years. It’s been an incredible journey and a privilege to work with this resourceful company. I shall miss my fellow actors, colleagues and the many people I have met in my day to day existence who want to discuss where the stories are going. Saying goodbye is never easy, but I’m excited by the many new possibilities out there. Ngiyabonga Kakhulu”.
Khumalo joined the production in 2005, as the enigmatic sister of Sibusiso Dlomo and ex lover of Jack Mabaso, who soon managed to worm his way back into her life.
“Generations was an awesome learning experience and the people were lovely to work with,” says Khumalo.
Fellow actress Connie Ferguson had some heartfelt words about her co-workers.
“I’m sad to learn that Leleti and Camilla won’t be a part of the Generations cast in the next season. I’ve worked very closely with both actresses over the past few years and will miss them dearly – especially Camilla, whom I had some of my most hectically emotional scenes with. I don’t know if I would’ve coped as well without her professional and emotional support. I’m very excited though for the opportunities that await them as they are both highly talented actresses”.
Waldman and Khumalo will still be seen on screen in Generations until June 2008.