Theodore Jantjies has revealed that he will be leaving 7de Laan in 2020

The actor has played Xander Meintjies on the popular SABC 2 soapie for the past 14 years. According to a press release, his final appearance on the show will be on January 14.

Theodore says he is grateful to have played the role.

“‘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 wrote on Instagram.

Theodore added that being a part of one of South Africa’s best-loved soapies has been one of his career highlights.

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“I am grateful to have been entrusted with a wide variety of storylines that could move, inspire and motivate its viewers. I am absolutely humbled by how these opportunities have challenged me as an actor, something which I will be forever grateful for.”

Despite have had an amazing run on the show, Theodore says it is time to bid Xander farewell

“The time has finally come, for a new adventure and bid farewell to 7de Laan and Xander Meintjies. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity that Danie Odendaal and Annie Basson granted me 14 years ago!… 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.”

His fans are sad to see him go.

“They first written off Oom Oubaas (after that the mess started). Hilda leaving, Charmaine leaving and now Xander. Who is next to leave?” one viewer tweeted.

Another added: “Xander is leaving 7de Laan. I’m sad about it, I grew up watching him on TV for 14 years dammmmm.”

A third person wrote: “What’s happening everyone is leaving… My heart is broken…”

 

 

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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. To be a part of one of South Africa’s most beloved shows, 7de Laan, has been one of the highlights of my career as an actor. I am grateful to have been entrusted with a wide variety of storylines that could move, inspire and motivate its viewers. I am absolutely humbled by how these opportunities have challenged me as an actor, something which I will be forever grateful for. That being said, the time has finally come, for a new adventure and bid farewell to 7de Laan and Xander Meintjies. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity that Danie Odendaal and Annie Basson granted me 14 years ago! A special thanks to Henry Mylne, my mentor and friend, for believing in my talent and guiding me throughout my journey as an actor. Your words of advice and encouragement is the foundation on which my career has been built! To Management, All Departments, Cast and Crew, THANK YOU! Thank You 7delaan for the amazing platform, allowing me the opportunity to showcase my skills and to inspire aspiring actors. 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. Adios! Theodore Jantjies #BELIEVEINYOURGIFT

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