Zolisa Xauva leaves Smoke and MirrorsZolisa Xaluva-Image Source@zoomsouthafrica

In a surprising twist of events, the accomplished actor Zolisa Xaluva, known for his role as Caesar in e.tv’s telenovela Smoke and Mirrors, has been ousted from the show.

Renowned entertainment commentator Phil Mphela unveiled this shocking revelation on Thursday morning through his verified X (formerly Twitter) account.

Breaking the News: Phil Mphela Unveils Xaluva’s Departure

Taking to X, Phil Mphela disclosed that Zolisa Xaluva had been terminated from Smoke and Mirrors. However, the commentator did not divulge the reasons behind the actor’s departure. Mphela hinted that Xaluva’s character, Caesar, one of the three protagonists, is likely to undergo recasting.

“Zolisa Xaluva fired from #etvSmokeAndMirrors. The prolific award-winning actor has been released from the hit e.tv telenovela — the 7th most-watched show in South Africa. The role of ruthless businessman Caesar will likely be recast,” stated Mphela.

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As of the publication of this article, Zolisa Xaluva had neither confirmed nor denied his exit from Smoke and Mirrors. Attempts to obtain a comment from him by ZoomSouthAfrica were unsuccessful.

Fans React To News of Zolisa Xaluva’s Departure

Naturally, the news of the veteran actor’s dismissal from the telenovela sparked a flurry of reactions in the comments section. Speculations ranged from financial issues leading to Xaluva’s exit to a perceived pattern of being let go from every show he’s been part of. Some even suggested that he might have chosen to depart because the storyline lost its edge.

Here are some reactions to the news:

@iamdjmfundisi: I’m reminded of the JZ era where his cabinet was always reshuffled at midnight 😭

@Naphtallyjack: This story like Gomora is not moving… maybe he felt that again.

@indlovukazi_3: This guy always gets fired from every show he is in. The unfortunate part is he kills every role and he is very talented.

@FreeSpirit_04: I don’t know the story, but I do know that Xolisa doesn’t tolerate mediocrity.

@Ms_Dlamin: Wherever he is going next, I’m going with him. Guy is good. He can never do any wrong in my eyes.

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