TV Personality and actress Lerato Kganyago left Muvhango to have a rest and to spend more time with her family. That’s what the beautiful DJ said according to an online mereport.
But a highly-placed source at Muvhango has a different view of the reasons why Lerato left the popular Mzansi soapie on SABC2.
The insider alleged that Lerato’s statement was, in actual fact, a whole lot of “hogwash”.
Our TV mole told the SunTeam: “She knew from the beginning that her role was going to be a supportive role for the black beauty campaign.
“Her contract was for three months and now that it’s over, she had to leave.
“At Muvhango we were all shocked when we heard what she was claiming – that she left the soapie because she wasn’t spending enough time with her family.”
And Muvhango publicist, Amanda Ngudle, confirmed that Lerato’s character was just a short-term role.
Amanda stated: “The press release we distributed to the media when Lerato started her career was clear on the fact that her role is that of a supporting role for a short while.
“She was only there for a limited period.
“And now that her contract is over, she has had to leave Muvhango.
“Lerato was there to support some of the main characters, and it (the press release) stated that she did not have a job in Joburg when she came through.”
Our studio source added that it’s normal for celebrities to claim that they are constantly very busy.
“But in this case, I have no idea why Lerato did this.
“She has a new television show.
“So she has no need to prove to the world that she’s dealing with a hectic workload or something,” said the SunTeam’s mole.
Lerato recently got her big break when she joined the fashion lifestyle show, The Link.
This after spending more or less a decade at the community television station, Soweto TV.
This is also where she has made a name for herself with the popular LKG talk show.
Lerato denied misleading the public about her departure from the soapie.
“I knew from the beginning the fact that I was going for a short supporting role on Muvhango.
“That role took three months to shoot.
“It’s news to me that I’m claiming I decided to focus on my family,” said Lerato.