Cape Town - Theodore Jantjies, who is best known by his character Xander Meintjies on SABC 2’s soapie 7de Laan, is leaving the show after 14 years.
The actor took to social media to announce his departure from the soapie and reflected on his journey with the character he played over the years.
"Farewell Xander Meintjies. 'Xander Meintjies' has been a part of my life for 14 years! We have shared ups and downs, tears of joy and heartaches. For more than a decade, I have had the privilege to get to know this character and share him with all of you, in all his, perfect and often imperfect, glory," he posted on his Instagram account.
Theo says his time portraying this character and being part of the soapie will remain a highlight in his acting career. The platform afforded to him has been a great challenge to him as an actor as well.
He took the time to thank everyone on the production team and most importantly his fans.
"To all the fans, the people who have loved, supported, laughed and cried with Xander - Your love and support has been immensely important to me, much appreciated," he concluded.
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His fans shouldn’t worry though because they will still see him on their small screens. His last appearance on the show will be on 14 January 2020.