Former Scandal actress reveals she wanted to kill herself over toxic environment

Former Scandal actress, Nomvelo Makhanya has broken her silence on why she left the popular eTV telenovela, Scandal. 

Earlier on this month, Makhanya made her last appearance on the show whereby her character, Lindiwe Ngema Maseko died just after she gave birth. 


There have been rumours that she quit Scandal and acting altogether, to focus on her relationship with her boyfriend. However, she has dismissed those rumours and stated that the toxic environment at Scandal led to her wanting to call it quits. 

She dropped a bombshell where she stated that it was not her choice to leave but the producers of Scandal killed her character. 

The award winning actress shared a statement in her social media. In a viral video that is circulating on social media, she addressed the rumours about her exit. 

She alleged that Scandal was toxic to the extent that she even thought of taking her own life. 

Makhanya revealed that Scandal wrote off her character, it was not her choice to leave. 

However, she stated that for months, she wanted to leave, and she felt happy when she was removed. There was 99 % chances of doing so.

Source: “‘Scandal! was a ‘toxic’ work environment’ – Lindiwe”