Here are some of the reasons why etv’s Scandal is changing its casts

Here are some of the reasons why etv's Scandal is changing its casts

Here are some of the reasons why etv’s Scandal is changing its casts

Of late many questions have been asked why is it that Scandal is firing most of its lead actors. Well in the mix of things several rumours have flooded social media in regards to the hiring and firing.

However Scandal! made big casting reveals late last week, adding a whole new family and announcing the exit of two veteran actors. The show took to Twitter to announce that there would be six new faces on the show: Fana Moekena, Robert Mpisi, Sihle Ndaba, Silindile Nodangala, Nolwazi Ngubeni and Wendy Gumede.

Here are some of the reasons why etv’s Scandal is changing its casts

However, the show also indicated that Simo Magwaza and Khulu Skenjana will be exiting the show. The new family, the Kubekas, are full of dark secrets and shady dealings. Actor-turned-politician Mokoena is back on screen as Vukile Kubeka – a charming family man with a dark side, alongside former Generations star Silindile Nodangala, who will play Fana’s wife, Nomvula Kubeka.

Ratings-wise, Scandal! is the number one show on e.tv, according to Broadcasting Research Council South Africa (BRCSA). It had over 5 million viewers for the month of June. The top soapie in the land is SABC 1’s Uzalo, with over 8 million viewers.

Here are some of the reasons why etv’s Scandal is changing its casts

The showrunners also denied reports that former The Queen actor Loyiso MacDonald was joining the show earlier this week.

“Loyiso will not be joining Scandal!“ said media representative Thapelo Ramatusi.

The rumour mill started after he shared a picture with the caption: “Something new coming soon”. The person who took the image was Sive Mabuya, who stars on Scandal! as Xolile Langa. This resulted in people assuming he was joining the cast.

Here are some of the reasons why etv’s Scandal is changing its casts

However, rumour has it that the hiring and firing are in a bid to make Scanda a big name within the industry. With Rhythm City end Scandal has been dupped to be the face of etv hence the showrunners had to up their game.

Also, it has been established that the changes in the cast are due to a new storyline. On the other hand, rumour has it that the showrunners have had a fallout with its lead actors after contracts backlashes.

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