Viewers of popular SABC 1 soapie Skeem Saam have taken to Twitter to share their frustrations over the fact that Leshole Mabitsela – played by Thabo Mkhabela – cannot seem to catch a break.
Fans are unhappy with the show’s writers, who seem to have something go wrong for poor Leshole every time something good looks as though it’s about to happen.
This week, the character hit more road blocks, and viewers were not happy. Some even vowed to take a break from watching Skeem Saam if things did not change for Leshole.
Actor Thabo Mkhabela, speaking to TshisaLive, shared that he felt bad for his character as things never seem to go his way.
“He really was given a rough deal. Whenever he tries to do something right, it just goes wrong. It is an exciting character to play,” he said.
One viewer has been so touched by Leshole’s storyline that he wrote an open letter to the soap, warning the writers to “better make a plan and get him a second interview or I will write a letter to SABC”.