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Diep City Actress Zikhona Bali (Asanda) Exits The Show

Zikhona Bali, who plays Pastor Charleston’s girlfriend Asanda in DiepCity, will leave the show in December before it wraps up in March

Zikhona Bali, who plays Pastor Charleston’s girlfriend Asanda in DiepCity, will leave the show in December before it wraps up in March.

Zikhona Bali, who appeared in DiepCity two years ago as Pastor Charleston’s (Chrispen Nyathi) girlfriend Asanda.

“If it were up to me, I wouldn’t be leaving DiepCity and a character I grew to love. But I understand that it’s the end of the road for Asanda much like all storylines. I’ve never played the role of a pastor’s side chick who’s a criminal; with that role, I had to navigate my feelings on how best to execute Asanda to viewers as authentic as possible, Asanda is dearly loved by those around her because at first, she seemed sweet and angelic only to turn out the exact opposite.”

Her character is currently struggling with drug addiction and becomes involved in shady dealings with Charleston.

“She gets caught up in the land of dodgy dealings with her pastor boyfriend and battling drug addiction… how she’ll exit the show will certainly shake viewers. I’ve loved acting on the set, I’ve loved the people I worked with on the show and playing Asanda, but now I have to step away and find Zikhona again.”

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