Viewers of the SABC2 soapie Muvhango are heartbroken by the departure of actress Elsie Rasalanavho – who played the role of Vho-Mukondeleli for over two decades.
Rasalanavho confirmed her exit back in April when the Venda soapie celebrated its 25th anniversary on television.
INSIDE VHO-MUKONDELELI’S EXIT
The fan-favourite actress Elsie Rasalanavho who’s popularly known for her role as Vho-Mukondeleli has left Muvhango.
Rasalanavho told Daily Sun that her journey wasn’t that easy because she was a teacher and had to teach children during the week and act during weekends.”
“On Friday afternoons, I would take a bus to Joburg. It was hectic because when I went back on Sunday, I had to go to school on Monday. But somehow I managed.”
She thanked Muvhango producers, her colleagues, the executive producer, and the production house for their support and said she’ll miss her colleagues Regina Nesengani and Eunice Mabeta who play Vho-Masindi and Vho-Makhadzi respectively.
“My sisters, I will miss our lunchtime, sharing food. We even shared scripts and modified them to bring them out the way we thought it would work.”
Her character Vho-Mukondeleli was killed by Nomasonto played by Bukamina Fanele Cebekhulu and Rosemary played by Gugu Mzobe.
Vho-Mukondeleli found out that Gugu’s twin sister – Nomasonto and her friend Rosemary stole her life and attacked her.
She ended up in the hospital and the Mukwevhos had to switch off her machines as she was on life support.
‘MUVHANGO’ VIEWERS REACT TO HER DEATH
“Ooooh I’m heartbroken.”
“Why Mukondeleli leaving the soap mara, I like that woman, u should take out Makhadzi cause I don’t see her role in soapy.”
“Mukondeleli makes Muvhango fun to watch, I’m very disappointed.”
“But why l loved her so much great actress.”
“Muvhango will never be the same again.”
“But Makhadzi should be dead, what is she doing there vele?”
“Ayboo mna I loved loGogo beno Masindi mase bexabana. Why did you do that?”