Dineo Moeketsi plays Kea Khoza on ‘The Queen’ but she won’t be part of the season 5.
Jerry Maake, played by Shona Ferguson, is also permanently leaving ‘The Queen’
Connie and Shona Ferguson have confirmed Dineo won’t be a part of the upcoming season of the telenovela, this is after speculations about the future cast of the telenovela that Dineo won’t be part of the brand-new season
In a statement sent to TshisaLIVE, connie said due to the influx of new characters joining the show, some of the current characters would not be returning.
Unfortunately for Kea and Jerry’s fans, the axe got to them.
“All The Queen season four contracts are ending on May 31. We have a new crop of actors carrying the story for season 5, so not everyone will be returning, including Kea and Jerry.”
The two executives have also confirmed that Shona Ferguson known as Jerry Maake on the show will no longer be part of the telenovela.
“We can’t speak about how we exit the characters because that element of surprise is important. What we can say is that the exit of the character Kea is what ignites the series of events that follow, and propels the main story arc for season 5.”
Jerry will also be exiting the show. New life will be injected in the Tembisa world, with a lot of plot twists and surprises, “says executive producer Connie.
According to TshisaLIVE Co-producer and actor Shona expressed his sadness about bidding farewell to Jerry Maake.
“I loved playing Jerry Maake. He stands out as one of my favourite characters.
“The character was inspired by my late father, pastor PH Ferguson, so he will always be dear to my heart. I’m sad to say goodbye to him, but I’m looking forward to focusing my energy behind the scenes and developing more content for our beloved viewers and supporters,” he said
Ferguson Films said Dineo would receive her salary until end of May, when her contract officially comes to an end.