Nomvelo Makhanya Finally Reveals Why She Left Scandal?

Nomvelo Makhanya cemented her name in the industry through the role of Lindiwe Ngema on Scandal. She has just bid farewell to the soapie after 10 years of gracing viewers with her astonishing acting skills that left some yearning for more. There’s been a lot speculations about her unexpected exit with media outlets claiming that there’s more to the story than what the channel is feeding the public. Join us as we unpack more of the story below and share the latest.



On a video which Nomvelo posted on social media, she stated that “it wasn’t me guys, it wasn’t my choice”. She futher shared that she felt like it was a “toxix” working environment that was taking a toll on her mental health. When the channel was asked to answer to these claims they said there’s no malicious intent or agenda behind the ending of her character. “Scandal was unaware that the working environment was toxic for the actress as they have an open door policy for they cast to bring forth their complains”.

The channel comment on this

To address the speculations about Nomvelo Makhanya leaving the show due to her “boyfriend” or bad treatment, the channel pointed out that it was dictated by the direction of the storyline. “The character has run its course and this mean the writing team has to look into other avenues as storytellers” – they said. It seems like both parties have different experiences because on the channels statement nothing wrong was done to Nomvelo.

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