Papa G returns to Isidingo after massive feud

26 May 2016 - 10:00 By Karishma Thakurdin
PARTY MOUTHPIECE: Darlington Michaels, aka Papa G
PARTY MOUTHPIECE: Darlington Michaels, aka Papa G

It seems like veteran actor Darlington Michaels and Isidingo big-wigs have worked out their differences, after the actor quit amid controversy last year.

Darlington, who spent 16 years on the soapie as the character Georgie 'Papa G' Zamdela, was reportedly unhappy with the way he was treated by his employers and quit the show in June last year.

Now, almost a year later, it seems like Darlington and his bosses have buried the hatchet.

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In a statement released by Isidingo it has been revealed that the infamous 'Papa G' is set to back on TV screens soon, and will be shaking things up.

Darlington's return forms part of the soapie's plan to add spice to the current storyline by bringing back old favourites.

Another old favourite who will be returning to Horizon Deep is Tshepo Maseko, who plays Parsons Matabane.

Shortly after news emerged that Darlington would be leaving the soapie, he was quoted as saying, he would never return to the show, as he felt "unappreciated."

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Darlington, who suffered a stroke, was apparently unhappy and hurt over allegedly not getting any support from his bosses. "Ek is finished and klaar met daardie mense (I'm done with those people). I had a big problem with them both, financially and emotionally. When I was hit by a stroke (in 2013), I didn't get enough support from them financially. I had to pay my own medical bills which amounted to more than R20 000. My loyalty wasn't appreciated," he told Sunday Sun.

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It was this that led the actor to quit his job at the show. Isidingo big wigs downplayed the situation at the time stating that Darlington's character will also be a part of the show and that he could return at any time.