If you’re looking for a show or series that correctly describes the politics, maneuvering, backstabbing, and drama that happens in a typical media house setting, then you’ve come to the right page. Even if you’re craving excitement, Scandal! will deliver and then some action.
Not to be misinterpreted with the American thriller of the same name, Scandal! (formerly dubbed The Voice) follows the Nyathi Family and their media company, Nyathi Family Holdings (NFH), and their various activities, including the production of the newspaper, The Voice, and its accompanying gossip publication, Scandal.
A Recap Of What Happened On Scandal! In February 2022
If for some reason, you were unable to follow the jaw-dropping episodes of February, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Scandal! customarily gave its viewers and fans a truly wonderful experience. Some significant events occurred, and while it will be impossible to replicate the thrill that always comes from watching a brand new episode, we’ll try to give you a taste of some of the cliffhangers that happened in February.
February opens with Jojo allowing his suspicions to get the best of him, which leads to a confrontation with Zen and leaves Jojo with an unexpected finding. Episode 1 also sees Mdala’s discovery of the Judas in his camp.
As the show progresses in February, Freddie can’t seem to outrun the web of lies that he has spun as he pretends to be what he is not to get a woman’s attention. The saying that the enemy of my enemy is my friend is correctly interpreted when Nhlamulo forges an alliance with a quite unexpected personality to bring down a mutual enemy.
Shocking confessions come to light from a Kubeka family member after a perceived attack on Zen, and Freddie is unknowingly approaching his waterloo. February episodes seem to be littered with confessions. Yet another confession brings disorder to a family household while more secrets are revealed as a couple plans to grow from their errors.
February ends with Nhlamulo and Lindiwe caught in a compromising position after dark. The tension between Nomvula and Vukile reaches its peak, and Freddie’s misdemeanors finally cause chaos at Q’s lounge.
The Latest On Scandal! Teasers for March 2022
The wait for new episodes always leaves room for spoilers and predictions. Fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief as we attempt to give them a brief glimpse of the upcoming events in the fascinating, nail-biting, and thrilling TV series. March is loaded, and boy, are we in for a surprise!!!
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (Episode 4030)
A Mother patches things up with her daughter-in-law. Nhlamulo must find the willpower to persuade a man who could cause harm to change his mind. Dintle is determined to uncover the catfish while Zezele refuses to forgive his sibling.
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 (Episode 4031)
Freddie engages in reckless spending. The Kubekas decide to give up. A kingpin finds himself in an awkward position as he loses his allies one after the other.
Thursday, March 3, 2022 (Episode 4032)
Dudu seeks the help of a family member after she is caught in a vulnerable situation. Dintle starts paying attention to the danger signals going off in her mind. Fences are mended between friends, there are renewed promises, and new business agreements are made, but some remain in custody.
Friday, March 4, 2022 (Episode 4033)
Lera is determined to help Dudu escape the consequences of her actions. The unexpected birth of a child at Q’s lounge grants a doctor hero status in the community. Freddie is backed into a corner by Dintle.
Monday, March 7, 2022 (Episode 4034)
Freddie’s attempt to impress Rosirang goes horribly. Jojo is forced to take the bull by the horns after learning a disturbing truth. An NFH staff member is thoroughly impressed by the actions of Dr. Nyasha Mugari.
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 (Episode 4035)
Vukile risks it all to save the company with its accompanying dangers. Freddie resorts to lies to escape from a bad situation only to make things worse for himself. A beautiful girl takes Dr. Mugari.
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 (Episode 4036)
Jojo averts incoming disaster but remains blind to the deceit happening right before him. Everyone abandons morals to achieve their desires in love and business. Dintle attempts to uncover more of Freddie’s lies.
Thursday, March 10, 2022 (Episode 4037)
Gloria is undecided about how to handle her tenant after discovering the truth about him. Vukile turns the tables to the dissatisfaction of Skhumba. A woman has to face the music after going on a date with another man while leaving her man at home.
Friday, March 11, 2022 (Episode 4038)
Freddie doctors the truth to suit himself. Vukile has no idea what he’s getting into after deciding to become part of a new world. A woman’s remorse about lying to her partner is not enough to stop her from continuing with her plans.
Monday, March 14, 2022 (Episode 4039)
A daughter goes home with high hopes for a joyful reunion. Mbali short changes a doctor to please her husband. Hlengiwe oversteps and lies to cover his tracks.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 (Episode 4040)
A man faces turmoil when he can’t reach his love interest. A mother’s expectations crumble when her son denies her of her deepest desire. An uninvited guest sows a seed of discord among the Kubeka family members.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 (Episode 4041)
Winnie and Mbali reach a concession to protect the yet-to-be-born future. Jojo’s noble ways fascinate Mukuna. Lera shamelessly persists in her self-centered ways. Every dream and aspiration reaches a turning point.
Thursday, March 17, 2022 (Episode 4042)
Mukuna accepts a challenge geared towards winning over Nomvula. Hlengiwe finds out that no good deed goes unpunished. Dintle becomes a support for an old friend in emotional distress.
Friday, March 18, 2022 (Episode 4043)
Ndu’s attempts to resurrect an old love match are quickly crushed. Hlengiwe faces a hard battle to do the right thing as she is torn between her heart and head. Jojo doesn’t find the activities of his new neighbor pleasing, and Mbali believes an affair is afoot.
Monday, March 21, 2022 (Episode 4044)
Hlengiwe is left with no choice but to reveal her secret after being pinned to the wall. Mbali enlists the cooperation of Zen in her misguided attempts at finding the truth. After trying everything, a switch suddenly comes on in a mother’s head on ways to win back her son.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 (Episode 4045)
A woman finds out that ending things might not be as easy as she thought, while Mbali will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth. To bond with her son, an absent mother has to pull him away from close acquaintances.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 (Episode 4046)
Gloria is unpleasantly surprised to learn that a proposed travel plan will take her further than she thought. Zen is distressed when he finds out that something that pleases him is approaching its sale by date. A relationship has reached its inevitable conclusion, but how do you move on when one side is unwilling to cut ties?.
Thursday, March 24, 2022 (Episode 4047)
Amo goes all out but will it be effective? Gloria’s determination to get an invite is met with her daughter’s unrelated plans. A family learns an unexpected truth while a daughter’s return melts an icy heart.
Friday, March 25, 2022 (Episode 4048)
Gontse is withholding information from Ndumiso. To protect themselves, everyone decides to misrepresent the truth. Vukile and Nomvula employ extreme measures to protect Dudu, with Jojo still wondering how they are now financially liquid.
Monday, March 28, 2022 (Episode 4049)
Gloria eavesdrops on Gontse’s startling plans. Nomvula is deeply surprised when she learns of her son’s most recent activities. Dintle and Stokkies are embroiled in a love triangle.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 (Episode 4050)
A man takes rejection badly. Gloria is extremely upset when she cannot alter a mind that is made up. Vukile and Nomvula find themselves between the devil and the deep blue sea.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 (Episode 4051)
Gontse can’t seem to catch a break from the circumstances she has been trying to avoid. Hlengiwe will find that her belief that her troubles are at an end is nothing but false. A family comes together to shield a daughter from inevitable heartbreak.
Thursday, March 31, 2022 (Episode 4052)
Gloria lays out a set of terms and conditions to Gontse. The unexpected outsider throws a spanner in the works for the Kubekas, who are trying to prevent a shocking secret that will tear apart the family from spilling. A risky, unhealthy fixation builds.
List Of Scandal Actors And The Characters They Play
Scandal! as a series has captured the hearts and minds of several viewers who look forward with expectation to new episodes and who quickly forgo a lot of responsibilities to catch a glimpse of the show’s quality contents.
The quality of these contents would be impossible without the crew and the skills of the numerous actors who grace our screens. Of course, these actors portray different characters with names that are mainly different from their original names. Sometimes these names overshadow the names of the various actors, and fans are itching to find out the names of their favorite stars coupled with the characters they play on the show.
Below is a list of actors and the roles they interpret on the show.
- Nunu Khumalo – Played the role of Hlengiwe Thwala
- Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong – Played the role of Dintle Nyathi
- Slindile Nodangala – Played the role of Nomvula Kubeka
- Marjorie Langa – Played the role of Gloria
- Melusi Mbele – Played the role of Jojo Kubeka
- Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha – Played the role of Neo Mokhethi
- Litlhonolofatso Litlhakanye – Played the role of Tebello
- Matthews Rantsoma – Played the role of Nhlamulo
- Nolo Seabi – Played the role of Seipati Mokhethi
- Melusi Mbele – Played the role of Jojo Kubeka
- Sihle Ndaba – Played the role of Dudu Kubeka
- Robert Mpisi – Played the role of Zenzele Kubeka
- Nomvelo Makhanya – Played the role of Lindiwe Ngema
- Tshepo Howza Mosese – Played the role of Lerumo Mokhethi
- Wayne Van Rooyen – Played the role of Stokies
- Fana Mokoena – Played the role of Vukile Kubeka
- Natasha Sutherland – Played the role of Layla Nyathi
- Ayanda Daweti – Played the role of Chumani Langa
- Nolwazi Ngubeni – Played the role of Mbali Kubheka
- Wendy Gumede – Played the role of Rachel
- Gcina Nkosi – Played the role of Zinzile Ngema
- Botlhale Boikonyo – Played the role of Omphile Ngema
- Given Stuurman – Played the role of Kgosi
- Thulani Hlatshwayo – Played the role of Ceejay
Some Scandal Cast Members Have Gone On To Various Different Endeavors
As is common with TV series, especially one that has been on the airwaves as long as Scandal, departures are bound to happen, and Scandal has seen its fair share of actors/actresses departures, some even as recent as 2021.
Some of the departures include but are not limited to Lusanda Mbane, who plays the role of Bonisiwa Langa, Simo Mangwaza, portraying Mamba, and Howza Mosese, who plays Officer Lerumo Chabedi. There have been a variety of reasons why these actors are leaving, but the primary reason has been a desire for change and due to new and improved opportunities elsewhere.
While the producers of the show have made nonsense of claims that the series might be nearing its end, some of the cast departures have also been an effort from the showrunners to rebrand the series to meet up with current TV demands while ensuring that the show stays competitive amongst its peers and recent similar series.
Here is a list of actors who left in 2021 alone:
- Lusande Mbane – Played the role of Boniswa Langa
- Mapaseka Koetle – Played the role of Dintle
- Patrick Mofokeng – Played the role of Mlungisi Ngema
- Howza Mosese – Played the role of Officer Lerumo Chabedi
- Hungani Ndlovu – Played the role of Romeo Medupe
- Simo Mangwaza – Played the role of Mamba
- Khulu Skejena – Played the role of Gorbachev
- Brighton Ngoma – Played the role of Quinton Nyathi
- Langa Sivenyathi Mabuya – Played the role of Xolile Langa
There Has Been An Influx Of New Actors For The Show
While the departure of the regular faces might cast a little shadow on the ability of the show to entertain, some new actors have been brought in to bring positive alteration to the dynamics of the show.
Some of the more recent faces include:
- Slindile Nodangala as Nomvula
- Sihle Ndaba as Duduzile (Nomvula’s Daughter)
- Robert Mpisi as Zenzele
- Nolwazi Shange as Lady M
- Melusi Mbele as Jojo Kubeka
- Wendy Gumede as Rachel
- Fana Mokoena as Vukile Kubheka
- Andile James Sithole as Mdala
Scandal! Premiered In The Mid 2000s
Set in local Soweto and the more urban Newtown, Johannesburg, Scandal! is a mirror of what happens in the lives of everyone connected to the NFH media house in one way or another while also describing the apparent imbalance between the lives of the rich and the lives of the poor.
It is a testament to the show’s quality content delivery that it has been able to stand the test of time. It is practically mentioned in the same breath with South Africa’s top TV series, Generations: The Legacy. The soapie, which has held the interest of many South Africans, was initially released on September 8, 2005, on e.tv.
Almost two decades later, the show continues to be a hit with over 4,000 episodes while undergoing significant changes. The show, produced by Ochre Moving Pictures and has retained the number one spot for the most-watched show on e.tv, comes on the e.tv channel every Monday to Friday from 7.30 pm to 8 pm. The half-hour show was also moved to eVOD after e.tv launched its live streaming service.