E.tv soapie Scandal! made big casting reveals this week, adding a whole new family and announcing the exit of two veteran actors.
The show took to Twitter to announce that there would be six new faces on the show: Fana Moekena, Robert Mpisi, Sihle Ndaba, Silindile Nodangala, Nolwazi Ngubeni and Wendy Gumede.
It also reported the exit of Simo Magwaza and Khulu Skenjana.
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*This video was shot 24 hours prior to news of Shona Ferguson’s death
The new family, the Kubekas, are full of dark secrets and shady dealings. Actor-turned-politician Mokoena is back on screen as Vukile Kubeka – a charming family man with a dark side, alongside former Generations star Silindile Nodangala, who will play Fana’s wife, Nomvula Kubeka.
Ratings-wise, Scandal! is the number one show on e.tv, according to Broadcasting Research Council South Africa (BRCSA). It had over 5 million viewers for the month of June. The top soapie in the land is SABC 1’s Uzalo, with over 8 million viewers.
E.tv denied reports that former The Queen actor Loyiso MacDonald was joining the show earlier this week.
“Loyiso will not be joining Scandal!“ said media representative Thapelo Ramatusi.
The rumour mill started after he shared a picture with the caption: “Something new coming soon”.
The person who took the image was Sive Mabuya, who stars on Scandal! as Xolile Langa. This resulted in people assuming he was joining the cast.
Fans are still happy with the show even with its many changes.