There were recent speculations that Loyiso MacDonald would be joining the cast of Scandal! after making an exit on Mzansi Magic’s The Queen, but when asked for comment, e.tv media representative Thapelo Ramatsui denied that MacDonald was joining the show.
However, this did not mean that the television program would not be taking on new cast members, as the show’s social media team 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.
Scandal! will be bringing in a completely new family, the Kubekas, who are full of dark secrets and shady dealings. The Hotel Rwanda star, Fana Mokoena, will be acting 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.
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Sihle Ndaba will make her appearance as a member of the Kubeka family playing as Fana Mokoena’s daughter, Duduzile Kubeka, who will do anything to protect her family’s empire. Robert Mpisi will also join in as a member of the new family, playing Sihle’s charming and charismatic younger brother, Zenzele Kubeka.
The Kubekas make a jaw-dropping appearance on the show after Zenzele crashes a waste management truck into the Nyathi Family Holdings (NFH) headquarters while transporting goods, managing to get away from the situation without being caught.
Fans are pleased and excited to see Mokoena back on their screens after the actor took some time away from the entertainment industry to serve as a delegate of the National Council of Provinces, and then a Member of Parliament. Mokoena also serves on the Economic Freedom Fighters’ central command team.