Nothile and Lelo

‘Skeem Saam’s’ Mbali Mavimbela who plays Nothile allegedly replaced Amanda du Pont who played Lelo. Image via Twitter @SkeemSaam3

Did these characters from ‘Skeem Saam’, ‘Scandal!’… get replaced?

From ‘Skeem Saam’s’ Lelo and Nothile, ‘Muvhango’s’ Teboho and Belinda, ‘Scandal!’s’ Nhlamulo and Romeo and more.

Nothile and Lelo

‘Skeem Saam’s’ Mbali Mavimbela who plays Nothile allegedly replaced Amanda du Pont who played Lelo. Image via Twitter @SkeemSaam3

We look at a list of four actors Amanda du Pont, who played Lelo on Skeem Saam, Hungani Ndlovu who played Romeo on Scandal!, Dineo Langa who played Kea on The Queen, and Liteboho Molise who played Teboho on Muvhango, that allegedly got replaced.

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(left) Mbali Mavimbela as Nothile and Amanda du Pont as Lelo. Images via Twitter @SkeemSaam3

Seasoned actress Amanda du Pont, hasn’t appeared on SABC 1’s educational soapie, Skeem Saam in over a year.   

  • Viewers predict the actress will not be returning though neither the show nor the actress has confirmed her exit.  
  • Du Pont played the villainous character of Lelo Mthiyane for over five seasons before joining BET’S telenovela, Isono in November 2020 to play the role of Mamba.  
  • She went AWOL when her on-screen lover; Lehasa Maphosa (Cedric Fourie) wanted to get her arrested.  
  • Lehasa has now moved on and he’s involved with Nothile, played by seasoned actress, Mbali Mavimbela. 

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(left) Lorraine Moropa as Olerato and Dineo Langa as Kea. Images via Twitter @MzansiMagic

Actress Dineo Langa, who played the role of Kea Khoza since season one allegedly got fired from The Queen in 2020.

  • It now appears as though the production company has replaced Langa’s character with former Lithapo actress Lorraine Moropa.  
  • Moropa joined the show on Kea’s death anniversary on the telenovela and plays the role of Olerato.   
  • Moropa’s character is similar to Langa’s character, talks the same language, and has similar features to Kea Khoza.   
  • She is Harriet Khoza’s (Connie Ferguson) niece on the show and already has the Khoza matriarch wrapped around her finger.   

Harriet thinks of her as her second daughter on the show and even stated that she doesn’t want to lose Olerato like Kea.   


(left) Liteboho Molise as Teboho and Tebogo Thobejane as Belinda. Images via Twitter @MuvhangoSA

Actress Liteboho Molise, who played the role of the villainous, Teboho Mukwevho for nearly a decade, left Muvhango in April for 1Magic’s Lingashoni.     

  • Her on-screen husband, Mulalo Mukwevho (Sydney Ramakuela) has now fallen in love with Tebogo Thobejane’s character, Belinda.     
  • The actresses have similar features, speak the same language and even at times wear the similar clothes.  
  • The TVSA December teasers have also revealed that Mulalo will get closer to Belinda as he wants a relationship with her.  
  • The teasers also reveal that Teboho will threaten Belinda’s life from prison when she finds out that her husband has fallen in love with her.    

Belinda is a threat to Teboho because she’s won her husband’s heart and she’s fond of their son.    


(left) Mathews Rantsoma as Nhlamulo and Hungani Ndlovu as Romeo. Images via Twitter @etvScandal

Scandal! viewers took to social media to express how unimpressed they were when fan-favourite actor Hungani Ndlovu exited the soapie in 2020.   

  • Fans called for the show’s producers to bring back Hungani Ndlovu who played the role of Romeo Medupe.  
  • It appears the show has replaced him with Mathews Rantsoma, who plays the character of Nhlamulo.   
  • Rantsoma and Ndlovu look alike and their characters are so similar they could pass off as brothers on-screen.   
  • Nhamulo is an intelligent forex trader married to Lindiwe, while Romeo was an IT genius, married to Xolile.   

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