Actress Mahlatse Lekota, who plays the character of Xolelwa on SABC1's Generations: The Legacy is leaving the soapie.

A statement was released by the show, saying that “the cast and crew will miss Mahlatse’s professionalism and hopes she will continue to grow into becoming a distinguished actress."

It further goes on to say: "We applaud Mahlatse in a manner she told the ‘human trafficking’ story and trust the sky is not even the limit for her,” the show expressed in a statement."

Speaking to the SunTeam, the shows' publicist says "Mahlatse is a phenomenal actress and she has a bright future in acting. But for now, she wants to focus on her studies."