Nomvelo Makhanya, who played Lindiwe Ngema on Scandal, made all sorts of headlines after she kissed goodbye to the show in September. Her character died on the show, and many revelations regarding the reasons behind her exit emerged. It was reported that she exited Scandal because her boyfriend wasn’t comfortable with her new storyline and its intimacy. However, Nomvelo never confirmed the rumours, and she decided to break her silence concerning the issue and posted a video explaining her side of the story and exposing Scandal!
The celebrated onscreen diva exposed some of the deepest secrets that happened behind the scenes while she was still cast on Scandal! Nomvelo poured cold water on the rumours that she chose love over her illustrious career. She cleared her name and pointed out that leaving Scandal! was not her choice, but she is happy that she exited the show.
Nomvelo Makhanya Exposes Scandal!
The actress emphasised that she has been praying for her character as Lindiwe on Scanda! to end, as the working environment on the show was toxic. Taking to Instagram, Nomvelo Makhanya said:
and I feel like futhi ngizokhuluma, anginandaba. That I have been the one catching the fucking smoke, with these people like ‘she left the job, It wasn’t me guys, it wasn’t my choice nginitshele, they wrote me off. That’s the truth, that’s the truth. I was thinking about it the other day, and I was like, ‘Actually, I am so tired of it being me. I am so tired of catching all the smoke. It wasn’t me; it wasn’t my choice.
Nomvelo also stated that being in the spotlight is not easy, which is why many celebrities commit suicide. She exposed that Scandal! was toxic; she endured a lot of hardship behind the scenes and pretended to be okay.
It was God’s plan, though, Imma tell you that for real because I have been praying, but it wasn’t my choice. But if you can understand those two things, that choice mekungasiyona eyami but isenzo sankulunkulu, imkhuleko mekweyami. I have been wanting to leave; I have been wanting to leave that place. For me, it was something I had been praying about. When it finally happened, it felt like God was removing me from that toxic, toxic environment.
The award-winning actress also revealed that she almost took her life because of her acting craft at Scandal! However, she is grateful that she left the show and hopes to explore other opportunities in the entertainment industry.
Ngicishe ngafa and I am sure bengizophuma ebhokisini, I probably would have killed myself, I probably. There was an eighty… ninety per cent chance; that’s how toxic that place was. I’m not looking to be going into any soapie work soon…I want to explore other things & being on a soapie won’t give me the time to do what I want. But also, if it’s part of God’s plan for me to be on a soapie, I’d probably stay for 6-12 months max.