Quinton Nyathi reveals why he is leaving Scandal!

Quinton Nyathi reveals why he is leaving Scandal!

Scandal! actor Brighton Ngoma has decided to call it quits! The actor who brought us the character Quinton Nyathi has decided that it is time he moves on from the production after 12 successful years.
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Businessman Quinton Nyathi joined the production as a charming man who was a lady’s magnet. Having to face the reality of being abandoned by his mother Layla Mackenzie played by Natasha Sutherland, Quinton had to face the daunting world of corporate whilst dealing with his own issues. Soon after he betrays a friend by having a one-night stand with his wife, Dintle Nyathi played by Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong, and they have a baby Jewel Nyathi.

His recent storyline is one that is intriguing but also his last. Quinton suffers a memory loss and has no recollection of his daughter, mother, and baby mother. As the storyline progressed, he started getting glimpses of his memory back and it dates as far as his childhood which was motherless.


Dintle, being the conniving schemer that she is, decided to use Quinton’s condition to her advantage by making it seem as though they are married. But his mother put a stop to this. But how will Quinton leave the show?

Well the Khubeka’s will be making their first appearance on the show, but this will sadly see Quinton leaving in a very tragic way – death.

Watching the clip below:

Brighton told TshisaLive, that his time had come for him to leave “Having played the character for so long, it was only a matter of time before the journey came to its natural end. I see it as growth. I can only hope that the fans are as moved as we were when we performed the storyline. Death is sometimes the beginning of new, greater things. His newfound love for Dintle is probably the biggest heartbreak as a result of his death,” he explains.

Quinton has also taught Brighton a great deal about life and he says thank you to the character, “To Quinton, I’d say, ‘thank you for the journey, the lessons, the life’.”