Rhythm City was the best over the past years, but unfortunately it is working on its latest offers

Rhythm City was the best over the past years, but unfortunately it is working on its latest offers

It has been confirmed that after 13 years on air, e.tv’s Rhythm City is coming to an end and Mzansi is heartbroken for the cast, crew, and constant fans of the soapie.

Rhythm City was the best over the past years, but unfortunately it is working on its latest offers

The channel announced the news on Friday during a statement. It said the choice to decommission Rhythm City was a part of a business strategy including reviewing the show’s on-air life cycle.

“e.tv continues to seem forward to fulfilling its mandate of manufacturing exceptional and relevant local content, and therefore the production has successfully achieved its a part of the requirement throughout the past 13 years.

“Rhythm City has secured its place in e.tv’s history books, and a legacy mark has been made. we would like to increase our gratitude to the whole production staff, crew, and cast for his or her incomparable craft,” said Marlon Davids, e.tv director.

Even though the show wasn’t at the amount one spot with viewers, it did pull during a decent number of viewers over the years. At its peak, it raked in 5.2m adult viewers this year and has been consistently ranked among the highest 10 most-watched soapies in SA.

Rhythm City is going to be replaced by another local daily drama and its last episode will air on July 16, 2021.

Over a previous couple of months, the show also lost a number of its long-standing leads, including Jamie Bartlett (David Genaro), Samkelo Ndlovu (Lerato), and Amo Chidi (Rene).

Fans were shocked and heartbroken over the news.

The decision to finish the soapie also sparked a reaction from Rhythm City’s cast and crew and their industry mates.

Actress Mapula Mafole, who plays Mapula on the soapie, seemed heartbroken, while Thishiwe Ziqubu said a young prayer for the cast and crew to seek out other jobs.

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