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Confirmed: Legendary actor Zolisa Xaluva is leaving Smoke & Mirrors; the actor has been fired.

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Confirmed: Legendary actor Zolisa Xaluva is leaving Smoke & Mirrors; the actor has been fired.

Award-winning actor Zolisa Xaluva, who made a return to the small screens as a cut-throat businessman who does not mind getting his hands dirty, has parted ways with Smoke & Mirrors.

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Xaluva, who played the role of Caesar on e.tv’s drama series, joined the show in April 2022 after it replaced Imbewu: The Seed.

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According to reports, Xaluva was fired from the prime-time drama series. It is not the first time the actor has been reportedly fired from a TV show.Final Chapter Productions, which produces the series, confirmed to Sunday World that the production house has parted ways with the acclaimed thespian.

“At the onset of the new season of Smoke & Mirrors, the producers of Final Chapter
Productions came to a resolution to amicably part ways with Zolisa Xaluva. Zolisa has been an asset to the show in his role as Caesar Ngonyama, and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavours.”,” the company said in a statement.

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In 2022, it was reported that Xaluva, who played the lead role of Melusi on Gomora, left the show after a disagreement with the producers of the Mzansi Magic telenovela.

The producers tried to get rid of him, but MultiChoice [which owns DStv where the show was broadcast] refused to let him go. However, they eventually allowed him to leave.
The character of Caeser is not going to be killed, as there will be a replacement for Zolisa Xaluva. A few months ago, entertainment commentator Jabu McDonald announced that Smoke and Mirrors actor Zolisa Xaluva would be replaced with Hlomla Dandala, best known as Zweli on The River.

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