Actors (left) Motsoaledi Setumo and (right) Siyabonga Thwala

Actors (left) Motsoaledi Setumo and (right) Siyabonga Thwala. Images via Twitter @Mo_Setumo
and @nkosie_magiya

Fan casting: See who viewers think will be new hidden ‘Scandal!’ actors

The viewers have spoken! From Sihle Ndaba, Robert Mpisi to Loyiso McDonald…’Scandal!’ fans are predicted who they think will be joining the soapie as the new hidden actors this season.

Actors (left) Motsoaledi Setumo and (right) Siyabonga Thwala

Actors (left) Motsoaledi Setumo and (right) Siyabonga Thwala. Images via Twitter @Mo_Setumo
and @nkosie_magiya’s popular soapie Scandal! sent Twitter into a frenzy on Wednesday morning 28 July when it introduced six hidden new actors who will be joining the show.

The new actors will replace The Mambas (Simo Mgweza, Khulu Skhenjana) and three main leads Lerumo Chabedi played by Howza Masese, Mlungisi Ngema played by Patrick Mofokeng, and Boniswa Langa played by Lusanda Mbane. 

There are also rumours that fan-favourite Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong, who plays the role of Dintle Nyathi, is exiting the popular soapie.

Fans have now predicted some of the new hidden actors who are joining the show as Slindile Nodangala, Loyiso McDonald, Siyabonga Thwala, Motsoaledi Setumo or Sihle Ndaba and Robert Mpisi. 


Actress Slindile Nodangala is the only actor on this list whom viewers are certain is joining the soapie as entertainment commentator Phil Mphela already announced that she will be joining the show this month. 

She is popularly known for her role on Rhythm City as Blossom and Ruby on Generations.


Fans also think they spotted Robert Mpisi who currently plays the role of London on Gomora. Mpisi’s hair and facial features was a dead giveaway on the Scandal! teaser.


Veteran actor Siyabonga Thwala who played the role of Mpiyakhe Zungu on Isibaya and Msizi Zulu on MNet’s Legacy was also spotted on the teaser.


Viewers think the lady dressed in a sexy white dress on the teaser could either be Sihle Ndaba or Motsoaledi Setumo.

Sihle Ndaba played the role of Smangele on Uzalo whilst Motsoaledi Setumo is popularly known for her role of Mabatho on The Queen.

The former The Queen actress Motsoaledi Setumo vehemently denied she is the lady in the teaser when fans tagged her in the comment sections. 


The South African reported that actor Loyiso McDonald who plays Kagiso Khoza on The Queen joined Scandal yesterday. 

The actor teased the news on Twitter when he posted a photo of himself with the caption “Something new coming soon” and tagged Scandal! actress Sive Mabuya who plays Xolile Langa on the show. 

Viewers have even predicted that Loyiso is replacing Hungani Ndlovu who played Romeo Medupe (Xolile’s husband) on the soapie.

Also read:‘The Queen’s’ Loyiso McDonald hints he’s joined ‘Scandal!’