Evil Boniswa Langa Bows Out!

Another villain exits Scandal!

By  | Jun 30, 2021, 11:15 AM  | Lusanda Mbane  | Drama

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Another Scandal! villain bows out. Actress Lusanda Mbane has decided to exit the hit E.TV soapie after a good 5-year run. Lusanda played the acrimonious, twisted and conniving Boniswa Langa who stopped at nothing to save her own skin.

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After making her first appearance in the year 2016, Boniswa's character has grown from being the wife to businessman Siseko Langa to being the villainous mother, who drugged and kidnapped her own son, to being a murderer.

Her recent storyline involved Mamba (played by Simo Magwaza) who was supposed to have been exposed by her but they ended up getting involved in a romantic relationship.

In a statement sent to TshisaLive, the channel confirmed that Lusanda is indeed leaving the show. 

“What an honour! What a journey! What a ride! Five years ago I took on this warm, mother-natural queen Boniswa Langa, who cared about nothing else but the wellbeing of her family. Little did I know she would evolve into the cold, calculated villain our audiences have come to love to hate,” says Lusanda in the statement. 

“It has always been important to me to walk away while I am still on top. I knew in my heart the day I walked into Scandal! studios for the first time in June 2016 that Boniswa would be a five-year journey. It has come to pass. 

”I leave Boniswa as a celebrated, powerful, undiluted villain. This is the end of her journey and she will now remain only in my heart and will continue to live through the millions who continue to give me the best Boniswa Langa quotes and impersonations every day. I love you all,” she concluded. 

Scandal! praised Lusanda's work ethic and how she cares for her former colleagues. They also celebrate her philanthropic ways when she created her movement ‘Zazi Zithande Zithembe’  which is a celebration of women.

“It has a been a great screen journey for Lusanda and the passionate engagement of the Scandal! viewer with Boniswa’s story is proof of her affect on the show. Lusanda is a true professional, with an amazing work ethic, exceptional talent and a strong sense of caring for her colleagues and the wider society. As the founder of the movement ‘Zazi Zithande Zithembe’ to celebrate and honour women, to change the perception of what women can achieve and to create a platform for women to thrive.”

Exiting before her was Tshepo 'Howza' Mosese who for 8 years played the policeman Lerumo Chabedi. Howza said his exit was on his own accord, “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time on Scandal! and I’m grateful to have gotten the opportunity to grow as a performer and act with some of the best talent in the business. I look forward to continuing to push myself to take on new challenges.”

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