South African Film and Television Award-winning actress, Jo-Anne Reyneke, makes her final appearance on SABC 3’s Isidingo as Lungi Biyela, tonight, 25 June 2019.
Fan favourite character Lungi Biyela, played by Jo-Anne Reyneke, will conclude her storyline on the weekly soapie Isidingo, after eight months on the show. Reyneke’s character ended on Monday, 24 June 2019’s episode on a shocking note, having called off her engagement with Lincoln Sibeko. When ending her relationship with Sibeko, Biyela lets him know that she intends on finding herself and becoming more in sync with her feelings. This revelation has led fans to speculate that Reyneke’s exit will be a smooth transition.
According to a statement issued by SABC 3, today 25 June 2019, Reyneke stated, “Isidingo has always been a production that I have wanted to be a part of since I was a kid. Working on this production has been a dream come true for me. Being on Isidingo has been nothing short of an absolute pleasure and has been a walk in the park. It runs like a well-oiled machine and an actress’ dream to work on. It has been an absolute pleasure being a part of the cast and I will forever cherish my time on the show. I will miss everyone that I have worked with and will miss being on set’’.
Reyneke has not confirmed any potential roles in the near future, however, according to a post shared on Instagram on Saturday, 27 April 2019 which stated, “Something’s brewing [never announce your next move]”, the actress is speculated to appear in other local productions later this year.