Rhythm City To Be Cancelled!

The popular e.tv soapie will air its last episode on 16 July 2021

By  | Nov 21, 2020, 08:48 AM  | Drama

e.tv dropped a bomb on the fans with the cancellation of its long-running daily drama Rhythm City.

Clearly being on the10 most-watched soapies in Mzansi list couldn't guarantee its place on TV indefinitely.
 
Managing Director at e.tv, Marlon Davids said in a statement: "e.tv continues to look forward to fulfilling its mandate of producing exceptional and relevant local content, and the production has successfully achieved its part of the obligation throughout the past 13 years. Rhythm City has secured its place in e.tv's history books, and a legacy mark has been made. We want to extend our gratitude to the entire production staff, crew, and cast for their incomparable craft."

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On the other hand it might seem like the writing was on the wall as we have seen a massive exodus of top actors in recent months. 
 
 
Jamie Bartlett (David Genaro)
In February 2020 the legendary Jamie left Rhythm City after 13 years on the soapie. Jamie said he had other projects lined up.
 
Samkelo Ndlovu (Lerato)
Samkelo announced her departure from Rhythm City in a detailed Twitter post where she mentioned that she had initially resigned the year before but was asked to stay longer by the producers. She mentioned that she was leaving on good terms with the production.
 
Amo Chidi (Rene)
Amo resigned a week after Samkelo announced her resignation and unlike her co-stars, she gave no reasons for her departure which prompted a lot of speculation.

The last actor to join the show was Mohale Motaung who made waves after his debut on the show. His casting was met with backlash after fans speculated that the only reason he is got the gig was because of his husband Somizi Mhlongo. 
 
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