Veteran actress; Leleti Khumalo who currently plays the role of Mazulu on ETV’s Imbewu The Seed will be joining Scandal according to a caption by Scandal’s Facebook page.
The caption read: “Guess who’s joining the #etvScandal! Crew.” Although it was hard to guess who the actress is because of the mask on her face, fans immediately picked up who it was.
Scandal is apparently scared of losing viewers, and their number one position on the channel and have opted to target the best actress on one of their competitors (Imbewu The Seed).
They have been mum about their fan-favourites exit; Hungani Ndlovu who played Romeo Medupe since Sunday World revealed that Hungani resigned from Scandal!
The channel rubbished rumours in August when the same Sunday tabloid reported that Hungani was fired from the show.
It is unclear what role Khumalo will play on Scandal and for how long. It’s also unclear this stage whether the actress will be exiting Imbewu for good or whether she’ll be staying on both shows.
Although some Scandal fans were supportive about the casting news, other’s still demanded answers about Hungani Ndlovu’s exit and were dissatisfied about Khumalo’s joining of the show.
They want Romeo Medupe to come back to the show as they find the show terribly boring without Ndlovu. Leleti Khumalo is a powerhouse and a talented actress who’s been on Broadway and has acted in award-winning films such as Yesterday and Sarafina.
Before Imbewu The Seed, the actress played a pastor’s wife in Mzansi’s number soapie; Uzalo which was created by Duma Ndlovu. Duma Ndlovu created Imbewu, Uzalo and Muvhango.