e.tv on Masasa Mbangeni’s exit: ‘She has enjoyed a great run with the Scandal! family’

Masasa Mbangeni
Masasa Mbangeni
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Masasa Mbangeni has parted ways with her character, Thembeka Shezi, as she exists e.tv’s weekday soapie Scandal! –again.

“Friend she’s really gone. Dead dead! Won’t be coming back as a ghost (they didn’t teach me how to act a ghost at Wits) let’s leave her be now,” the actress tweeted alongside a picture of the dead character.

“Rest in Peace my darling beautiful Thembeka Shezi-Nyathi thank you for all you did for me,” she captioned an Instagram post.

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This is Masasa’s second exit from the show, she first left in 2016. However, she has assured viewers that she will not be coming back this time.

E.tv’s managing director, Marlon Davids, has reiterated Masasa’s words about having had a good run on the show.

“In the ever-changing and entertaining world of TV, storylines will change and characters will come and go. Masasa has enjoyed a great run with the Scandal! family and her contribution to the show has been fulfilling for our audiences to watch,” he said.

Yet Scandal! viewers are devastated because of Thembeka’s death.

Here are some of their reactions:

The Scandal! Twitter page has also paid homage to the actress and her character by putting together some of her best scenes.

“You have played Thembeka Shezi so well, @MsMasasa. Thank you for bringing this complex character into life. #RipThembekaShezi,” they tweeted.


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