By Tamlyn Canham
Sivenathi Mabuya has bid a final farewell to her role as Xolile Langa on ‘Scandal!’. The actress took to social media on Tuesday to reflect on her time on the telenovela.
“So on Friday, we said a very subtle peace out to Xolile Langa. Yes I can now finally say it out loud that we won’t be seeing her for a while. To exit the very same way she came into our lives was homage to the true nature of her being… putting family first. That’s what we had in common; the love of family,” she wrote on Instagram.
Sivenathi says she will forever cherish her memories on the show. She hinted that her character could return to our screens one day.
“This is not goodbye, this is till we meet again. I mean it’s @officialetvscandal after all. Thank you for the love, support and recognition. These past 4years have been magical… it was an absolute honour to play this character and to be a part of many family’s lives/homes in this country.”
Friday we said a very subtle peace out to Xolile Langa. Yes I can finally say it out loud that we won’t be seeing her for a while🥺
— Sivenathi Mabuya🇿🇦 (@sivemabuya) September 7, 2021
Sivenathi’s fans say they are sad to see her go.
“You played her very well. Omg . ll the best for your future endeavours,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another added: “Tjo. Not Xolile guys. A beauty with lots of talent. Hope to see your talent on the screen somewhere very soon hopefully. Thank you and God be with you.”
Another sad goodbye
Lusanda Mbane also said goodbye to her character, Boniswa Langa. Her character was killed off on the show last week.
Rest In Power to our forever Queen Boniswa. 👑 You came, you conquered and had us all in the palm of your hand. Go well Mamakhe and thank you for the memories. ❤️ #etvscandal pic.twitter.com/TOk4O0Sg3W
— Scandal! (@etvScandal) September 2, 2021
The actress went out with a bang in more ways than one. Lusanda was recently named one of the nominees for the Royalty Soapie Awards.
She is nominated in the ‘Outstanding Lead Actress’ category for her portrayal of Boniswa.
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