Pearl Thusi has revealed that she was originally a contender for the 2015 South African of The Year .
Lesego Motsepe, the actress Isidingo fans have known as Lettie Matabane for the past 10 years, says she is looking forward to a bright life after the soapie.
The actress is even looking forward to watching her on-screen funeral on Tuesday.
"The funeral does not scare me at all because I understand the funeral is for the character that I play and has nothing to do with Lesego Motsepe in real life," she giggled.
The actress says she does not feel any bitterness because she understands that after 10 years the role of Lettie Matabane had to come to an end.
"I will miss the things the scriptwriters made her say, especially since Lettie Matabane was so different from who I am," Motsepe said.
"Those who will miss me can now watch me in other productions in industrial theatre, straight theatre and poetry."
Viewers of SABC3's flagship soapie, Isidingo, will on Tuesday witness the on-screen funeral of Lettie Matabane, who died in a car accident last Friday.
Sowetan today exclusively publishes the pictures of the funeral you will see on Tuesday.
The accident, which happened while Lettie Matabane was on the phone talking to Vusi about his infidelity, has left fans of the character in shock - demonstrating the influence the soap opera world has over our lives.
She was knocked down by Paul (Carl Beukes).
According to the scriptwriters, Matabane's mother Agnes (Keketso Semoko) will get to hear rumours that Vusi had planned to have a child with Siyanda (S'thandiwe Koroge).
Well, this is not true because that was not the case. This message is in a saved cellphone SMS to be revealed after the funeral.