Eric Macheru is a South African actor who currently plays the role of Leeto Maputla in SABC 1 soapie, Skeem Saam. He is also a soccer star who has played for Tottenham Hotspurs, Ajax CapeTown and many more clubs. In Skeem Saam he is a successful laywer, but is he that successful in real life? Let’s find out as we explore the Eric Macheru Biography.
Eric was born on 25th of February 1986, at Botlokwa, Polokwane in the Limpopo province of South Africa. He then grew up in a township called Seshego with both of his parents and his three brothers. Sadly, one of his brothers passed away in 2007. Eric grew up in a Christian family and his father loved sports and influenced Eric to venture into soccer. Little did he know soccer would earn him a good life.
Eric Macheru Profile Summary
Eric attended Kuschke agricultural high school. After high school he began acting which was facscinating enough for him therefore he 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 Soccer Career
Leeto was a professional soccer player for several years before he got a career ending injury. He reached the height of his career when he won the SABC 1 reality competition Sokka Kings in 2005 and was the given the opportunity to train for a week overseas with the English Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur. Throughout his career, he got a one-year contract with Highlands Cape Town and a sports management contract. Eric’s career ended while he was playing for Ajax Cape Town.
Which TV shows have Eric Macheru appeared in?
Eric Macheru made his most important career debut in 2012 Mzansi Magic telenovela’s iNkaba . He played the role of Rick, a top model on Fumi’s level described as “the Tyson Beckford of iNkaba world”. Afterwards, he landed a role on Mfolozi street season 1 playing the role of Msindo. In addition, Eric Macheru appeared on Zaziwa season 4 before being cast on Skeem Saam as Leeto Maputla.