Eric Macheru who plays Leeto Maputla on Skeem Saam was born in Botlokwa in Limpopo. During his school days he was very active in sports activities especially soccer and other activities. Eric was very passionate about soccer and his dream was to become a professional soccer player. He played in all positions but was very good playing as a midfielder.
Eric Macheru played for Ajax Cape Town in 2005. The likes of Chiefs, Pirates and Supersport United were interested in signing him after his great performance in the Soccer Kings Competition and he decided to join Ajax. His soccer career was cut short due to a serious injury that could not heal and led him to retire early in his career.
His Leeto Maputla character is something he enjoys a lot and it includes one of his hobbies which is music. Eric lover entertainment, has a degree in film and he studied multimedia at AFDA. Getting himself a role in Skeem Saam was a highlight in his entertainment career. He is hoping that the producers will include him in all future seasons of Skeem Saam if they decide to continue with the drama in future.
Eric is dreaming big in his acting career. He is hoping to also get himself a show on which he will be a presenter. He is also planning on getting himself in motivational institutions so that he could help the youth about planning for their future and also stay away from any disturbing activities that may destroy their lives forever.
Wherever he goes fans are always asking for photos and autographs. Eric is a family man and is still blessed with both parents and two brothers who are always supportive in his career. Skeem Saam has managed to attract more than 8 million viewers. Catch Eric Macheru on Skeen Saam from Monday to Friday at 18h30 on SABC 1.