Wonders never cease to amaze. Scandal responses to Nomvelo Makhanya’s toxic work environment allegations. The award-winning drama series has since responded to bubbly actress Nomvelo Makhanya’s shocking allegations against the show. A few months ago, it was reported that the bubbly actress was kissing her on-screen character Lindiwe Ngema goodbye.
However, Mzansi was more than puzzled by her exit since she had been the face of the show of late. Well, in the wake of her exit after staring in the drama series for at least a decade, the actress took to social media to expose and shame the toxic work environment on Scandal. Taking it to social media, she has it that she would have even committed suicide.
Nomvelo has it that she has been catching the smoke for leaving the show. But she revealed that she didn’t quit the show but was written off. Rumour mill had it that she was forced out of the show, but her boyfriend was not cool with her romantic scenes and the character she had become. Alas, she is singing from a different hymnal.
What’s so confusing is that the actress once revealed that she was leaving the show for greener pastures. However, in the mix of things, she backtracked her statement and made jaw-dropping revelations about her exit.
e.tv drama series Scandal responds to Nomvelo Makhanya’s allegations, Mzansi left puzzled
The drama series has it that it was unaware of the toxic environment, and it comes as news to them since they have been together for years. After all, it seems it was only toxic because her character was written off. The statement reads:
“E.tv’s Scandal production was unaware that the workplace had become a toxic environment for the actor or any actor for that matter. As a production, we’ve always communicated an open-door policy for all our cast and crew for any matter or situation whether it is 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 Maseko- Ngema.
“The exit of the Lindiwe Maseko – Ngema character was purely dictated by the story, the character had run its course on the show, and therefore as the producers and writing team of the show, we ended the character journey to allow us opportunities to explore other avenues as storytellers. Ending characters is always bittersweet for us as a production, especially with an actor like Nomvelo Makhanya because she grows up in the show but it also gives us the opportunity for new stories for the future and new opportunities for remaining cast members.” read the statement.
The actress has it that she has been praying to leave Scandal, and God made it possible for her. She has since revealed that she won’t appear on any soapies soon. Reports have it she is taking a new career path and extending her trade.