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Phindile Gwala has dismissed claims that she was initially fired from Imbewu.

Former Muvhango actress Phindile Gwala has dismissed claims that she was initially fired from Imbewu.

Former Muvhango actress Phindile Gwala has dismissed claims that she was initially fired from Imbewu.

The thespian, known as the feisty and go-getter Fikile on etv’s weekday soapie, mysteriously left the show shortly after her storyline revealed that she wrecked her brother’s marriage and played fiancé to her own blood – this was revealed as she went through the pain of trying to unde stand why she could not bear children.

She is now back, even more ruthless than before. She says the old Fikile fans can expect more drama from the character. Addressing claims that she was fired, Gwala said she was on a 10-month leave because she “chose to” and claimed the Imbewu producers had put the paid leave on the cards before the character was put to script.

“People should just ask themselves why I am back if I was not on good terms with the producers. I was called by the producers and the writers, and they said there was a beautiful story, before they even wrote the story, and wanted me to be involved. Imagine, people who hate me.

“They explained what they wanted the character to go through and because of what she is going through, they said they will give me a break, and it would be a paid leave from the end of the season, and I would come back the following season,” says Gwala.

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