Skeem Saam has managed to wow Mzansi for seasons, and we can’t get enough of the thrilling drama. However, in the mix of things, the drama series has managed to become one of Mzansi’s finest and its cast has managed to live large.
No doubt one can not talk about Skeem Saam without implicating Leeto Maputla into the equation. Well, it seems that’s our fav on-screen character we all love to hate. Eric Macheru has managed to set a foot amongst Mzansi’s greats, and he is best known for his Leeto Maputla character on Skeem Saam.
The 35-year-old actor was born on 25 February 1986 in Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa. He was born and bred in the township of Seshego. However, after his matric, he discovered his craze for acting and bag a degree in acting Film from AFDA. Currently, he is furthering his studies.
His debut on small screens came when he bagged a gig on Mzansi Magic telenovela’s iNkaba in 2012. In the drama series, he starred as Rick. A few months later, he saw himself featuring on Mfolozi street season 1 as Msindo.
He later bagged a gig on Zaziwa season 4 before being cast on Skeem Saam as Leeto Maputla. In Skeem Saam, he is the older son of Meikie Maputla and John Maputla and the older brother of Thabo Maputla. However, of late, the seasoned actor has found himself trending recently.
Mzansi has been wondering how much does the actor earn on Skeem Saam. Well, actors’ salaries have been determined by variables such as experience, time on scenes and role prominence. For his Leeto character, the seasoned actor is paid a whopping R45 000 per month. Here are some of the exciting facts about our fav actor we all love to hate.
In 2005, he won the SABC Sokka Kings competition and was awarded an opportunity to train with English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur. However, he was there for a year; then, he got a one-year contract with Highlands Cape Town after his contract.