Former Scandal Star Lusanda Mbane is joins Imbewu

Former Scandal Star Lusanda Mbane is joined Imbewu

Lusanda Mbane

Actress Lusanda Mbane has scored a new TV gig. The actress is popularly known for her role as Boniswa in eTV’s Scandal.

Following her exit from the show, Lusanda has bagged a new role in ETV’s drama series Imbewu. According to entertainment commentator Phil Mphela, the actress has been spotted on the set of the show and she is happy.

Lusanda Mbane

The scandal recently came to an end in July and speaking to Drum magazine, she said she stayed longer on the show because of her captivating performances.

“I do not think Boniswa was supposed to stay on the show for so long. Also, when I got the gig, she was a supporting role. Through my performance, I was able to be given more storylines and there were always curveballs.

“Playing the same character for five years is not easy but because of how her story has changed over the years, it has been a challenge and a great adventure. When I first got the role, Boniswa was supposed to be this sweet, warm, and loving woman. Then about two years in, she was turned into a villain, and I went into a dark place effortlessly in order to bring her to life.”

Lusanda Mbane

Lusanda said the great energy generated by the other cast members made playing Boniswa easier.

“It was wonderful being part of the Langa family. When I looked into Sive’s (Sivenathi Mabuya who plays Xolile) eyes I would see my own daughter and I am able to act the way I would if anything happened to my little girl. When Boniswa’s husband Siseko died (played by Hlomla Dandala) I put myself in her shoes thinking about how awful it would be to be such a young widow. I think we all have a level of insanity in us but just do not know about it because we have never been in situations that led us to tap into it.”

When she exited the show, Scandal’s Sivenathi Mabuya gave her flowers on social media. She penned a sweet message appreciating her.

Lusanda Mbane

She said, “Where do I even start?! What to say?! This is a curtain call I guess. Take a bow ma’am! To have taken the responsibility of teaching us to love, hate, respect, vouch and even root for Boniswa must’ve been extremely challenging… yet you did it flawlessly.

“How you go so hard in everything you do is beyond admirable. You’re so dedicated and focused! I learned so much from you. Enkosi. For being my all on and offset. I’m so glad you were honored by the very same people you did it all for. You deserve the love and appreciation. Good luck.


Kgopolo Phil Mphela