Thursday, July 18, 2019
Vinette Ebrahim exits SABC2's 7de Laan and the iconic role of Charmaine Meintjies after 19 years, last on-screen appearance will be on 24 October 2019.
Actress Vinette Ebrahim is the next veteran actor exiting SABC2's Afrikaans weekday soap 7de Laan, and is leaving her iconic character role of Charmaine Meintjies, and her sometimes identical twin sister Vivian, after 19 years.
Vinette Ebrahim's character will still be seen on 7de Laan until 24 October 2019.
Vinette Ebrahim's exit comes close on the heels of Annelisa Weiland who played Hilda and who will be switching to kykNET's (DStv 144) Suidooster soap.
"In long-running television series, it often happens that a character's journey comes to an end. After evaluating past and current storylines of 7de Laan it has transpired that all potential stories around Charmaine and Vivian have been exhausted. In long-running television series, it often happens that a character's journey comes to an end," says Danie Odendaal Productions in a statement issued on Thursday evening.
"Charmaine is a character deeply invested in family values, friendship and service to others. Her personal and familial dynamics, challenges and family issues have kept South Africans entertained for over 19 years," says the soap.
"The time has however come for her to bow out with grace and flair."