Cindy Mahlangu and Sandile Mahlangu have joined the cast of Scandal! on e.tv. Sandile Mahlangu will play Simo Shabangu – Romeo’s half-brother and Cindy Mahlangu will play his lover, Violetta Mamba.
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The next few weeks will see several new faces slowly entrench their characters into the evolving world of e.tv’s daily soapie, and it is no coincidence that two of the latest entrants share a real-life surname.
Cindy will take on the character of Violetta Mamba. A stylish married woman, born of a dressmaker and in love with a man who is not her husband. Her lover Simo, portrayed by Sandile, is Romeo’s half-brother and Violetta’s husband, Sandile Mamba’s Accountant.
The lovers who creep into the world of unsuspecting individuals by relentlessly plotting and scheming will undertake a fictitious sibling bond that can unsettle even the most grounded ancestors.
In a twist that most will not see coming, Simo will eventually worm his way into the Medupe household.
“Scandal! viewers are in for a treat in the next couple of months,” says Helga Palmer, e.tv Head of Local Productions.
“We have a fresh, fun, and vibrant talent pool that is joining the eFamily. Between now and the end of September, there will be various new faces that will effortlessly snuggle their way into fans’ hearts and simultaneously drive e.tv’s talent value proposition. This week, we welcome Cindy and Sandile, and we are confident that viewers will embrace their on-screen presence,” concluded Palmer
As the two new characters slowly enter the scene, bigger questions about their true intentions come to the fore. How are they connected? Who are they after and what exactly brings Violetta and Simo to the Newtonian?
“I was caught off guard, especially considering that I’ve been watching “Scandal!” for years. Having a chance to follow in the footsteps of so many prominent South African actors who have graced our screens on “Scandal!” is a wow moment. So, I’m extremely grateful, excited and I really can’t wait for the viewers to meet Violetta,” Cindy Mahlangu said she was caught off guard when she was chosen for this character.
Sandile said being a part of “Scandal!” feels absolutely amazing and came at a time when he was ready to lose hope.
“I say that teary-eyed because right after the previous show that I was on ended, the nationwide lockdown began, the whole pandemic became a reality, and uncertainty flooded the industry. I was out of a job and that’s how I remained since the beginning of February,” he said.
Cindy and Sandile make their debut on Scandal! TONIGHT, 5 August at 7:30PM on e.tv
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