SCANDAL actor, Mbulelo Ndlazilwana, who plays Scelo in the soapie, was nabbed in a brothel on Thursday. It happened when cops swooped on the s_ex den and took 17 persons into custody.
Six male suspects and 11 women, ranging in age from 19 to 43 years, were arrested and charged with s-exual exploitation and human trafficking. Mbulelo Ndlaziwana (21) was one of the suspects, and appeared in the East Rand court on Friday.
He was charged with the others under the S_exual Offences Act. The actor appears on’s most-watched TV show, Scandal, and now features in a real-life scandal. Sunday Sun understands that police found a large number of condoms on the premises.
The raid was sparked after a 25-year-old woman managed to escape the s-ex den in Springs, east of Joburg, and fled to the police. The whistle-blower told cops that she was in fear of death, and had been taken to a place of safety.
Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain Kay Makhubele, said: “The escaped woman ran from the brothel to the police. “She pointed out the brothel, and that’s why the police went and raided the place.”
In response to a media enquiry,’s head of corporate affairs Vasili Vass said there had been speculation surrounding the arrest of an actor, “. . . but we have received no further details at this stage.
“The channel will respectfully allow due process to take place.” Gauteng provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange, said the police would ensure the safety of women and children in the country.
Mbulelo was not available for comment.
Despite repeated calls, his phone was always on voicemail.