Thuli Phongolo hits end of the road on 'The Wife' as character gets written off

10 January 2022 - 07:00
By Joy Mphande
Actress and DJ Thuli Phongolo exits Showmax's 'The Wife'
Image: Instagram/ Thuli Phongolo Actress and DJ Thuli Phongolo exits Showmax's 'The Wife'

Actress and DJ Thuli Phongolo's journey as Lerato on popular Showmax series The Wife has come to an end after the termination of her contract.

According to IOL, Stained Glass spokesperson Nomfundo Zondi confirmed the company and the actress mutually decided to write off her character, making January 13 her last day on the show.

“Yes, we can confirm that Thuli Phongolo’s character arc ends in the episodes airing next Thursday, 13 January. This was by mutual agreement, due to schedule clashes,” she said.

In November 2021, Thuli introduced her character to her fans on social media, saying she enjoyed being part of the show.

“I’m glad you guys have finally met Lerato! What a job she is, oh but I love her! You just never see her coming because she hides her layers well, but everything she does, she does with intent ... things get quite interesting!” she wrote on social media. 

“Happy to be a part of the phenomenon that’s Hlomu: The Wife, enjoying the cast so much! An original, a love story with a twist ... The support we give each other on ‘Hlomu’ is heartwarming! Thoroughly enjoying working with these formidable actors! My goodness.”

Thuli has been on a takeover mission and has consistently been booked and busy as a DJ, and though her journey with the show has come to an end, she made it known that she would be living out her dreams in 2022.

“Next year I’m giving myself my dream life while doing my dream jobs on another level.”