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‘Isidingo’ star Kim Cloete joins ‘Scandal!’ [watch]

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‘Isidingo’ star Kim Cloete joins ‘Scandal!’ [watch]

‘Isidingo’ and ‘7de Laan’ actress Kim Cloete has secured the role of Kimberly Smith in e.tv’s soapie, ‘Scandal!’.

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Popular actress Kim Cloete plays the role of Kimberly Smith in e.tv’s long running soapie, Scandal!

KIM CLOETE PLAYS SIMONE’S MOTHER

Sunday World confirms that Kim Cloete has joined e.tv’s Scandal! as a dedicated and loving mother to Simone, played by Danica Jones.

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Her character arrives in Johannesburg from Durban for other reasons. She is confronted by what her daughter Simone is going through and has a task of saving her daughter from herself.

Sanele Zulu who is the series producer of Scandal! says they are excited and honoured to have Cloete as one of their cast members.

Cloete tells the publication that she’s happy to be working with the Ochre Media team again. They were the first team she worked with when she started her career.

“I am happy to be reunited with Sanele Zulu (series producer) and Sthembiso Mathenjwa (director). They were the first directors I worked with when I started my career, that has been one of the highlights. And also, working with Danica Jones so closely has been fun. I love the character and the integral personality that Kimberly Smith has. [She] makes me very. Happy to occupy and to see where her story ends,” she says.

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Cloete has also appeared in 7de Laan, Binnerlanders, 90 Plein Street, Arendsvei, Isono, Isidingo and many more.

She will make her first appearance on Friday, May 31.

‘SCANDAL!’: SIMONE’S STORYLINE

News of Kim Cloete joining Scandal! comes after fan-favourite actor Mathews Rantsoma resigned from the soapie as Nhlamulo Maseko.

Simone was introduced to the show as a woman who accidentally took Nhlamulo’s biological baby at the hospital, who swopped their babies.

Nhlamulo is preventing Simone from leaving Johannesburg as he’s attached to her baby. He’s also hooking her up with his best friend, Mdala to prevent her from leaving.

The talented actor, Matthews Rantsoma has reportedly requested to be written out as Nhlamulo Maseko to pursue other ventures.

“Matthews approached us to advise us that he would like to pursue other ventures. The production and the channel support his decision and have agreed to release him. He will exit the story at the end of July. We wish success in his future,” reads the statement.

Rantsoma joined the popular soapie in 2021 as Lindiwe’s (Nomvelo Makhanya) lover and Vuvu’s (Mamarumo Marokane) baby daddy.

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Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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