‘Champions’ fans praise Sello Maake KaNcube’s performance

Viewers of the Mzansi Magic telenovela Champions took to social media this week to applaud Sello Maake KaNcube.

The former Skeem Saam actor Sello Maake KaNcube’s character, Washington Modise, is diagnosed with cancer.

It is reported the actor might be leaving the show soon and his character will get killed before the end of season one.

Entertainment commentator Jabu Mcdonald wrote: “Sello Maake deserves an award for this role.”

While Champions fan @ulangelihlee wrote: “He definitely ate that role please.”

He’s joined by award-winning actress Jo-anne Reyneke, who plays his daughter Sne Modise, while Kgomotso Christopher plays his wife Lucinda Modise.

His brother Philemon Modise is portrayed by popular Blood and Water actor Tumisho Masha.

@shaz_bantuza, who’s a fan of the actor says: “Personal stories aside, this man is legendary. He owns every role. From Archie, to Ntate Kganyago to Dr. Mashobadieta, Daniel Nyathi. Every character sticks to him. He’s brilliant.”

Maake KaNcube is known for his roles as Archie Moroka in Generations, Ntate Kganyago in Skeem Saam, and Danie Nyathi in Scandal! and many more.


A source from Champions reveals to ZiMoja that Sello Maake KaNcube is leaving the show where he portrays Washington Modise.

The news of his departure has saddened fans of the telenovela who can’t get enough of Maake KaNcube’s character.

His character is a former soccer player-turned-entrepreneur in the popular telenovela.

Executive producer Phathutshedzo Makwarela explains that the show Champions uniquely embodies the spirit of South Africa, aiming to inspire and excite our audience.

“It’s a celebration of ambition, positivity, and the resilience of our people. Tshedza Pictures is thrilled to collaborate again with Mzansi Magic, and we eagerly anticipate the moment our viewers will join us on this incredible journey.”

With a star-studded cast, including top actors and newcomers on the rise, viewers can expect passion, power, perseverance and ultimate triumph on Champions.

The actor previously said it’s best to contact the executive producers of the show, when he was contacted for a comment. Mzansi Magic did not confirm nor deny the rumours, saying Washington’s character will have developments on the show.