E.tv’s most-watched soapie – ‘Scandal!’ recently celebrated its 4000 episodes. Image via Twitter @etvScandal

E.tv’s ‘Scandal!’ celebrates 4000 episodes and 17 years of storytelling

E.tv’s popular soapie – ‘Scandal!’ celebrated its 4000th episode on Tuesday night (18 January) after being on air for 17 years.


E.tv’s most-watched soapie – ‘Scandal!’ recently celebrated its 4000 episodes. Image via Twitter @etvScandal

E.tv’s soapie – Scandal! recently (Tuesday night) marked its 4000th episode after airing its first episode in January 2005.  

The popular soapie is the longest-running show on the channel and the most viewed soapie. 

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Popular most-watched soapie – Scandal! celebrated its 4000th episode on Tuesday night after being flighted for 17 years on e.tv.  

Producers told Sowetan that the show’s strength lies in its consistent ability to challenge conventions, unearth talent, and tell compelling stories.  

Actress and head writer for the show – Grace Mahlaba told the publication that Ochre (the production company) is super proud of the team of brilliant professionals.

They’ve sweated blood and tears to bring 4,000 top-quality episodes to South African audiences.  

“There have been so many unforgettable highlights in the story like when Daniel Nyathi pretended he could not walk and was then miraculously cured.”

“Another highlight was when Abigail exploded in her car and Dintle made love to Mangi in prison.”

“Who can forget how Quinton ripped off Thembeka’s gown to reveal her fake pregnancy tummy?”  

The show’s producer Sanele Zulu added that families have risen and fallen on the show   

“The mighty Nyathis, the brilliant Langas, the ruthless Mambas, and the beloved Ngemas.”  

“The show recently refreshed its set and introduced the Kubekas to keep the storyline relevant and provide audiences with intriguing content.” 


Scandal! has kept the number one position on e.tv for years with an average of 5 million viewers every night according to the TVSA’s primetime viewing figures.

The soapie stars talented actors such as Fana Mokoena, Mvelo Makhaya, Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong and many more.   

December viewing figures: 

  • Scandal!: 4.700.974   
  • House of Zwide: 3.760.890  
  • Imbewu: The Seed: 3.643.262  

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“Congrats guys, it’s been a wild ride. Here’s to many more Scandal! nights, much love from #etvScandal.”  


“Thank you guys for giving us scandals after Scandal!’s on weekdays.”


“Congratulations and happy 4000th anniversary of hilarious episodes.” 


“Gone are those days of Mmadika, Morongwe, Donna, Tino, Shakira, Bra Eddie,Killa, Daniel Nyathi, Mzilikazi etc. Yerrrrr time flies.”  


“Can we see Daniel and Mangi please then Shakira n his brother?” 

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