Rapulana Seiphemo exits Generations: The Legacy after over a decade in his role as Tau Mogale

Actor Rapulana Seiphemo (PHOTO:GALLO IMAGES)
Actor Rapulana Seiphemo (PHOTO:GALLO IMAGES)
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  • Rapulana Seiphemo is leaving Generations: The Legacy and will be joining the cast of The Queen on Mzansi Magic.
  • Generations: The Legacy producer Mfundi Vundla wishes Rapulana well on his new venture.
  • New faces will be joining the cast of Generations: The Legacy this month.


After many years gracing television screens across South Africa as Tau Mogale in Generations: The Legacy, Rapulana Seiphomo is moving on to a new acting role.

Rapulana has made strides in his career by taking roles in movies such as Ganger’s Paradise: Jerusalema, White Wedding and Paradise Stop, and he’s now leaving his most popular role to date behind.

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Generations: The Legacy’s spokesperson Nandipha Pantsi confirms the actor’s departure from the drama series. “Legendary actor Rapulana Seiphemo will be bowing out of Generations: The Legacy in August. Seiphemo has played the iconic Tau Mogale for over a decade. He moves on to embrace new ventures in his career,” she tells Move! 

Generations: The Legacy creator Mfundi Vundla wishes him well on his next chapter.

“Rapulana played a central role in the transition of the series Generations to its calibrated sequel, Generations: The Legacy. I thank him for his professional dedication to the acting craft.”

“Generations will always be in my heart and soul,” Rapulana says.  “Mfundi Vundla and I go back to when I was still studying this craft. He blessed me then with scholastic support and went on to give me a place where I could nurture my talent and thrive.”

Rapulana will be joining Mzansi Magic telenovela The Queen where he’ll be playing a character called Hector Sebata.

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As Rapulana makes an exit, new faces will be joining the popular drama’s cast, while old faces will be making a return.

Over the next few months viewers can expect a gripping story leading up to Tau’s dramatic exit in October.

On Monday, 1 June, Tau’s sister Tshidi (played by Letoya Makhene) arrives to reclaim her life. She faked her death last year to protect her unborn baby from his evil father, Jack Mabaso (Vusi Kunene). After months of hiding, she’s back with a devious plan to finally gain the power she’s always longed for.