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Scandal! speaks on Nomvelo Makhanya’s exit

Actress Nomvelo Makhanya responds to people who’ve been dragging her for leaving Scandal! The Safta-winning actress expressed how tired she was of people judging her for leaving the soapie and said she has no reason not to spill the beans.

She went live on Instagram and made some things clear.

She said it wasn’t her call to leave the show as she was written off. Even though this wasn’t her decision, she’s happy she left the environment as she said it was very toxic for her.

“I’ve been praying, wanting to leave that place and for me it was something I had really been praying about so when it finally happened, it really felt like God was removing me from the toxic environment,” she said.

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“I probably would have killed myself. There was a 90% chance. That’s how toxic that place was,” she said.

She also asked her fans not to feel sorry for her because she’s actually happy that this happened.

When the people’s enquired about Nomvelo’s revelations, Scandal! sent a statement saying that the production was unaware that the workplace had become a toxic environment for the actor or any actor for that matter.

They statement further said that as a production they’ve always communicated an open door policy for all their cast and crew for any matter or situation whether it being professional or personal.

“To our knowledge, as a production, we’ve had a great run of 10 years with the actor, Nomvelo Makhanya, and we appreciate the work she put in on her character as Lindiwe,” Scandal! Production – Ochre Media stated.

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They also said the exit of the character was purely dictated by the story. They said the character had run its course on the show and therefore as the producers and writing team of the show, they ended the character’s journey to allow them opportunities to explore other avenues as storytellers.

“Ending characters is always bitter-sweet for us as a production especially with an actor like Nomvelo Makhanya because she grew up in the show but it also gives us an opportunity for new stories for the future and new opportunities for remaining cast members,” it concluded.

Nomvelo was unavailable to answer further questions.

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