Cherel didn't do it. I just touched base with Michelle Botes, the doyenne of devious deliciousness as Cherel De Villiers-Haines in Isidingo on SABC3, after fire engulfed the Isidingo set which was destroyed in the blaze ripping through Studio 6 at the SABC's Henley Studios.
A shocked Michelle Botes was still speechless when asked for reaction. "I don't know the true extent of the damage; how bad it is or anything; nothing," she says.
I asked her who told her and when she heard. "I found out early this morning," says Michelle Botes. I got messages from very early on from the whole world."
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