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Huge blow for Generations: The Legacy viewers as actor Kope Makgae (Mrekza) leaves the show

Well-known Mzansi actor Kope Makgae is making headlines in the backdrop of his exit from the SABC’s drama series, Generations: The Legacy. His exit comes barely a week after it was confirmed that he had joined new drama series Isiphetho: The Destiny.

According to TVSA, the bubbly actor will star as Mosa in the new e.TV drama series.

Kope Makgae will star alongside Uzalo actress Gugu Gumede, who will star as Connie. The star-studded cast of Isiphetho also includes The Wife actress Mbalenhle Mavimbela and Thulani Mtsweni.


Mavimbela will star as Buhle, while Mtsweni will star as Mkhapheni in the upcoming series. Taking to Instagram, Kope Makgae confirmed his exit as he responded to the rumour mill. However, he went on to bid farewell to the fans, cast and crew of the drama series.

In the now-viral video, Kope Makgae shared his last moments with the entire crew, from the production team to extras.

The actor captioned the post, “THANK YOU, GOD, It’s been one hell of a journey & I’d sincerely like to thank everyone who has supported and elevated my career to where I am today, those that have helped me shine, sharpen my artistic artillery & feed my fam.”

“It’s been a pleasure to spar with industry giants like @manakaranaka & @cosmo170. It was hard to say goodbye to the colleagues that became friends & family,” reads part of his post.

Kope Makgae

Kope Makgae concluded, “To all the viewers who let me into their homes and appreciate my craft, I have humble love and appreciation for you all. @ditebogoledwaba, I miss you already. Thank you, bafethu [sic].”

At the end of the video, he introduced Mzansi to his new cast and shared some lighter moments behind the scenes with Gugu Gumede. No doubt his farewell has since thrust him into the top trends.

The viral video has gained thousands of comments and reactions since it dropped on the internet. Against the video, fans quickly flooded his comments section with some appraisal. However, little is known about how the drama series will write off Kope Makgae’s storyline.

However, no doubt, with a career spanning years, he has quickly become one of the most sought-after actors. Kope Makgae has starred in several drama series, which include:

  • Karektas
  • Ashes to Ashes
  • Dream World
  • eKasi: Our Stories Season 6
  • Fundis
  • Generations: The Legacy
  • Inkaba
  • Isidingo
  • Mzansi Love, Season 3
  • Rhythm City
  • Zaziwa
  • Zone 14, Season 4

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