Eric Macheru Biography

Eric Macheru was born on 25th February 1986 in Polokwane, South Africa. He is a former footballer and an actor popularly known for his role as Leeto in the drama series Skeem Saam which airs on SABC 1.

He was nominated as into the top six sexiest males in Mzansi.

Eric Macheru Education Background

He attended Kuschke agricultural high school.  After jumping onto the acting bandwagon, Macheru equipped himself with a degree in film from AFDA. Aiming to do more than just read a written script in front of a camera, Eric Macheru is currently busy studying multimedia at AFDA. He says he decided to add multimedia to his film degree as it will help him move into his passion which is advertising and communication.

Eric Macheru Age

He was born on 25th February 1986.

Eric Macheru Playing Soccer

He was a professional soccer player whose career ended after he got an injury that could not heal and he opted out. The injury could not heal and he had to stop playing.

He won a national football talent search in 2005 and was the given the opportunity to train for a week overseas with the English Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur, a one-year contract with Highlands Cape Town and a sports management contract. He later joined Ajax Cape Town but had to cut his career short after a injury.

About a deacade after having his football dream dashed by injury‚ Skeem Saam actor Eric Macheru has revealed that he plans to return to the pitch‚ this time as a coach. He says if not coaching‚ then some analysis. He also dreams of owning a football team someday.

Acting Career

In 2012 he joined the cast of the Mzansi Magic telenovela iNkaba where he played the role of Rick, a top model on Fumi’s level described as “the Tyson Beckford of iNkaba world”.

He also was a cast member of Mfolozi Street season 1 as Msindo.

He is a cast member of the drama series Skeem Saam from season one upto season 5 as Leeto Maputla, who always gets into trouble, and gets his family to bail him out.

He was also featured on Zaziwa season 4 as himself.

Eric Macheru Girlfriend

Details will be updated soon…

Leeto Maputla Wedding

After many trials and tribulations, true love wins as Mokgadi Malonga (Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila) and Leeto Maputla (Eric Macheru) exchange their vows in Skeem Saam’s first major wedding storyline.

While planning their white wedding, the couple have had to deal with Meikie Maputla’s (Leeto’s mother) strong disapproval of his bride-to-be’s mother, Mary Matloga. Let’s just say, Meikie’s husband had a little indiscretion a while back.


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