Shocking Moments On Scandal This Year
Yvonne Langa’s Departure
After weeks of speculation, the channel; ETV finally broke the viewer’s hearts by confirming that fan-favorite; Kgomotso Christopher would be leaving the soapie.
Christopher joined the soap four years ago when she was cast as Yvonne Thebe Langa; Naledi’s estranged mum.
The actress also scooped the Best Actress in a TV Soap at the South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) for her ETV role, which was her first award.
Prior to joining Scandal, she played Katlego Sibeko in SABC 3’s canceled soapie; Isidingo.
On shifting from one memorable character to another, Christopher said: “Our task as professional and trained actors is to always strive for diversity and character differentiation as we portray various characters. I, therefore, had no doubt that I would shake off the character, in fact, that was my mission and task when I took on the role of Yvonne…to showcase a different side of my craft and range. However, the challenge is always convincing the viewer”.
The actress currently plays the role of Dineo Price on Mnet’s telenovela; The Legacy.
Thembeka Shezi has always been a fan-favorite and still is one of the most iconic roles on Scandal since the show started.
The role of the villainous Thembeka Shezi was played by the award-winning actress; Masasa Mbangeni who returned with a ‘goody-too-shoes’ act which seemed to have fooled everyone except the OG fans of the show. Although Thembeka is one of the evilest villains in soapville who broke Quinto Nyathi’s heart the first time, she still managed to fool Quinton Nyathi and broke his heart once again when she returned and died in his arms.
Romeo’s Fake Death
Hungani Ndlovu who plays the role of Romeo Medupe was another departure from the show that left fans devastated and broken-hearted this year. His departure was the icing on the cake this year!
The actor who could be a great detective in a police drama has impressed fans of the show since his debut on the show with his intelligence and excellent spying skills.
Romeo was thrown down the river by a kidnapper who was hired by his mother-in-law. When his mother-in-law struggled to find his body, she got another dead body and hired someone to fake his death. On the show, his mother and wife are made to believe that he is dead!
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