Actress Rami Chuene confirmed she'll be exiting Mzansi Magic's telenovela The Queen. This is after rumours surfaced that her relationship with the show's producers had gone sour following her public support of Vatiswa Ndara.
According to Sunday World, Rami's character is set to be killed off after alleged behind-the-scenes drama with the Ferguson family.
The publication said the relationship between Rami and the Fergusons deteriorated after the actress allegedly sided with seasoned performer Vatiswa Ndara after her open letter to sports, arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa last year.
Vatiswa's letter highlighted alleged exploitation in the industry and used examples from the Fergusons' production company.
Sources told Sunday World that Rami's support for Vatiswa did not sit well with the show's executive producers, who felt she was also gunning for them.
When contacted, the Fergusons lawyer, Brendan de Kooker, from De Kooker Attorneys, told TshisaLIVE he could not comment on the reports.
“I do not have any instructions on this matter.”
Further attempts by TshisaLIVE to get comment from the Fergusons and their management were unsuccessful at the time of publishing this story.
Rami took to social media to confirm that her time on the show was coming to an end, but wouldn't disclose details of her exit.
“T-Gom’s stint on #TheQueenMzansi has come to an end. Unfortunately, I won’t be getting into details as advised by my legal team. I still have to finish shooting and I’m hoping to execute as excellently, exceptionally and professionally as I always have.
“Thank you for the love, well wishes and blessings! You have been the best part of this ride. Now, let’s finish strong. Ke le rata goed!” she wrote on Instagram.
In a string of tweets; Rami said: Yes, TGOM’s stint on #TheQueenMzansi has come to an end. Unfortunately, I won’t be getting into details as advised by my legal team. I still have to finish shooting and I’m hoping to execute as excellently, exceptionally and professionally as I always have. #TGOMNATION forever??
"Thank you for all the well wishes and blessings. It’s been a ride. We keep pushing and working because the #SHOWMUSTGOON no matter what. Rami has been with The Queen for since 2017.