Nomvelo Makhanya, known for her role as Lindiwe Ngema on Scandal! on e.tv, has made a decisive statement about her future in acting. After nearly a decade of portraying the character, which earned her a prestigious SAFTA award, Makhanya has announced that she has no intentions of returning to television.
The departure of Lindiwe Ngema from Scandal! left a lasting impact on viewers, with her character’s emotional death and extended funeral captivating audiences for almost three days. Online discussions continue to reminisce about the poignant exit from the show, reflecting the deep connection fans had with the character.
In a recent live question-and-answer session on Instagram, Makhanya affirmed her decision and shared her focus on pursuing personal goals. It was highlighted that even if she were to consider a return to television, it would be for a limited duration, emphasizing her desire to explore other interests beyond acting.
Quoting her sentiments, Makhanya expressed, “I have no interest in joining the cast of a soap opera any time soon. If I’m on a soap opera, I won’t have time to explore other interests. In any case, I doubt I could last more than a year on a soap opera even if God wanted me there,” as reported by IndAfrica.
Reports suggest that the actress, who was 26 years old at the time of her departure from Scandal!, faced rumors linking her exit to romantic disappointment. Allegedly, she had to choose between her romantic relationship and her career, ultimately prioritizing her personal life over her work.
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As Lindiwe Makhanya gracefully bows out from the acting scene, fans and followers are left to wonder about her future endeavors, eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the talented actress’s life outside the realm of television dramas.