Eric Macheru

Eric_MacheruEric Macheru was born in Botlokwa, Polokwane, Limpopo Province. He is a South African actor and soccer player best known for his role as Leeto in the SABC1 drama series Skeem Saam.


He completed matric at Kuschke agricultural high school in Kuschke, Limpopo. He studied film at AFDA.


He is also known for winning the SABC1 reality competition Sokka Kings in 2005. In 2012 he joined the cast of the Mzansi Magic telenovela iNkaba in the role of Rick. Eric joined SABC1 drama series Skeem Saam as Leeto Maputla since first episodes in 2011.


He trained for a week at the English Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur. Eric had a one-year contract with Highlands Cape Town and a sports management contract. He teams he played for includes Ajax CT, Platinum Stars and Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly.

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