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Drunk On Set! Real Reason Behind Nomvelo Makhanya’s Exit From ‘Scandal!’

"I was written off a week and a half after I had reported them," she said. She also mentioned that the news was delivered in a manner that made it seem like she was the one with the issues, but she remained calm and composed.

Nomvelo Makhanya, best known for her role as Lindiwe Maseko-Ngema on the popular eTV soap opera ‘Scandal!’, has recently opened up about the reasons behind her departure in 2022.

The 28-year-old actress has made some eye-opening allegations that shed light on the toxic environment she faced on set.

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In a series of social media posts, Makhanya revealed that the working conditions on ‘Scandal!’ were so stressful that they almost led her to commit suicide.

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According to her, the production environment was far from supportive, contrary to the show’s statement that they were ‘unaware’ of any toxicity. The production claimed her character was written off because it had run its course, but Makhanya tells a different story.

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During a revealing interview on the Access Genie podcast on YouTube, Makhanya shared more details about her exit. She alleges that she was fired shortly after reporting her director and floor manager for being drunk on set.

“I was written off a week and a half after I had reported them,” she said. She also mentioned that the news was delivered in a manner that made it seem like she was the one with the issues, but she remained calm and composed.

Following her departure, Makhanya faced significant challenges. She claimed she was ‘redlisted,’ making it difficult to find new work. “I was redlisted for a while. That basically means you do not work,” she explained.

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The actress also opened up about her struggles with extreme anxiety and suicidal thoughts during this period. Despite these challenges, she found a way to sustain herself financially through her savings and has since found success outside of acting.

Nomvelo Makhanya’s story is a sobering reminder of the pressures and challenges that can come with working in the entertainment industry.

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Yvonne Francis for SurgeZirc SA
Yvonne Francis for SurgeZirc SA
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