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All you need to know about the new #etvScandal villain

Lwazi Mluma |
29 May 2018

Played by Bongani Mantsai, Mthunzi Mayisa is a 33-year-old man whose mandate is revenge against the Langas. Scandal! weekdays at 7:30PM.

The 2018 SAFTA winner, who's best-known for his starring role in the acclaimed South African screenplay, Inxeba, is the new addition to the Scandal! family.

Mantsai who has also appeared in several productions including, Nkululeko, Sew The Winter To My Skin and Cold Harbour, will make his debut on Monday, 11 June as Mthunzi Mayisa, a villain who is driven by revenge, but comes across as extremely innocent and pleasant.

Mthunzi is charismatic and utterly charming. However, he carries himself like a successful businessman.  He’s ambitious, calculative, but can also be ruthless and a chameleon who easily plays different roles to different people to get what he wants. 

He was born out of wedlock, and his mother’s family rejected him and shamed his mother. He practically grew up without his mother who left him to be raised by his grandmother.

As a child he once visited his mother at work and had a bad experience with the Langas, which left him feeling unwanted and disrespected. He grew up resenting them; also believing that he never had a chance to have a mother because of them.

He gets an opportunity for revenge and comes into our world as an infiltrator.

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