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Monday, July 18, 2016

More More 7de Laan soap stars exit the SABC2 soap as Melanie du Bois, Masego Sehoole and Corné Crous contracts are not renewed; Anelisa Phewa quit.


More 7de Laan soap stars are exiting the long running Afrikaans soap on SABC2 with the characters of Felicity, Pulane, Sifiso and Kim who will also soon be disappearing from viewers' TV screens and the fictional Hillside community.

Melanie du Bois is done with her fashion designer character of Felicity Daniels Croukamp in 7de Laan after 15 years, with her character that will make an on-screen exit in October from the Danie Odendaal Productions show.

Also leaving is Masego Sehoole who played Pulane, Corné Crous who played Kim, and Anelisa Phewa who played Sifiso.

Melanie du Bois, Corné Crous and Masego Sehoole's were essentially fired; their contracts were not renewed by the soap, while Anelisa Phewa quit.

Anelisa Phewa was offered the opportunity to lecture in film and studies but due to new changes enforced by the SABC, actors are not allowed to do other work. Anelisa Phewa decided to leave the soap production to focus on the new lecturing opportunity at Afda, the Sschool of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance.

The latest 7de Laan exists follow the recent announcements that Diaan Lawrenson who played Paula, Jo da Silva who played Gita and Christo Davids who played Errol are also done with the soap.

Melanie du Bois who is going through a divorce from Reginald Botha after 14 years will be filming her final 7de Laan scenes on Friday and is opening up about her divorce and soap exit in the cover story of the latest issue of Huisgenoot.