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‘Scandal!’ reveals why actor Melusi Mbele left


E.tv’s long running soapie, Scandal! shares why fan-favourite actor Melusi Mbele left the show.

‘SCANDAL!’: ‘EXPLORE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES’

The soapie reveals that the award-winning actor Melusi Mbele has taken a break from Scandal!

The e.tv show explained on X: “uJojo aka @melusimbele will be taking a break from #etvScandal to explore other opportunities.”

“We at #etvScandal thank him for his contribution to the show. Here are some of our favourite Jojo Kubeka moments. What have been your favourite memories from him?”

Mbele’s character, Jojo Kubeka wrapped up on Monday, 17 June 2024. The actor won a Safta (South African Film and Television Award) for his role as Jojo in 2023.

IOL confirms Mbele won Best Actor in a TV Soap for the popular character.

MELUSI MBELE AND MORE STARS LEAVE THE SHOW

The actor Melusi Mbele is the third star to exit the e.tv soapie this season after Mathews Rantsoma and Lerato Nxumalo.

Nxumalo bid farewell to the show as Phakamile while Rantsoma who plays Nhlamulo Maseko will reportedly leave in July.

The Broadcasting Research Council of South Africa’s (BRCSA) May figures reveal that Scandal! is currently fourth place with 3.5 million viewers.

The soapie was dethroned by Smoke and Mirrors which is third most-watched TV show on e.tv with 3.6 million viewers.

The figures also reveal that Scandal! lost more viewers between April and May as the show received 3.8 million viewers in April.

Scandal! lost its signature first position in March when SABC1’s soapie, Skeem Saam debuted on the 19:30 timeslot.

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