Profile / Biography
BIRTH NAME: Eric Macheru
DATE OF BIRTH: 25 February 1986
PLACE OF BIRTH: Botlokwa, Limpopo
OCCUPATION: Soccer Player, Actress and Television Presenter
Eric Macheru is a South African soccer player, television presenter and actor best known for acting as Leeto Maputla on SABC1 soapie drama Skeem Saam.
Early Life and Background
Eric Macheru was born in 25 February 1986 in Botlokwa near Polokwane, Limpopo. He grew up with his church going family; a father who loves sport, two brothers and his mother.
Eric Macheru attended Kuschke agricultural high school and completed matric he then studied film at AFDA.
Eric Macheru is also known for winning the SABC1 reality competition Sokka Kings in 2005, which gave him the opportunity to train for a week at the English Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur, a one-year contract with Highlands Cape Town and a sports management contract.
Eric played soccer and highlights in his career include playing soccer for Ajax CT, Platinum Stars and Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly. In 2012 he joined the cast of the Mzansi Magic telenovela iNkaba in the role of Rick, a top model on Fumi’s level described as “the Tyson Beckford of iNkaba world”.
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