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Thabo 'Leshole' Mkhabela devastated by Charles 'Big Boy' Maja's death

'Skeem Saam's' Leshole and Big Boy were everyone's fave father and son duo.
'Skeem Saam's' Leshole and Big Boy were everyone's fave father and son duo.
Image: Via Skeem Saam Twitter

Skeem Saam actor Thabo Mkhabela has been left heartbroken by his close friend and co-star Charles Maja's death.

Charles died on Thursday in Limpopo, after suffering a stroke at the age of 54.

Thabo, who plays the role of Charles' son Leshole on the popular SABC1 drama, was still in shock when TshisaLIVE spoke to him just hours after his friend's death.

Holding back tears, Thabo said that he had gone through a rollercoaster of emotions since getting a call on Thursday morning telling him that Charles had died.

“I went from being hurt to disbelief. Brah, I was hurt. It was so painful,” he said.

He said that Charles was a mentor and father figure to him, and wondered how he would be able to return to set without seeing Charles' smiling face.

“I will remember him every day. Nearly every moment that I've had on the show has been with him. I don't know what now.”

He said he would remember the pearls of wisdom that Charles gave him.

“I will always remember his teachings. He always looked out for me. I will miss everything about him,' he added.