Lindiwe Ngema leaves Scanda

Award-winning actress Nomvelo Makhanya, who’s been playing the fan-favourite role of Lindiwe Maseko-Ngema for nearly a decade, will bid farewell to’s soapie Scandal! This Thursday.    Nomvelo Makhanya, who played the role of Lindiwe Ngema on’s soapie Scandal, is leaving the show. Lindiwe will take her last breath on the soapie Scandal! on 10 November. Many of her fans took to their social media to congratulate her.

The Citizen reports that the soapie Scandal! Released a statement about Nomvelo Makhanya’s role in Lindiwe Ngema, which indicates that her condition will get worse and she will exit the show this Thursday, 10 November.  

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“As her condition worsened, she was forced into a choice between her baby's survival or having an abortion to ensure her own survival. Lindiwe decided that after all she had gone through in life, she would take the risk of keeping her baby, and fight to the bitter end.”  

Makhanya, who joined the soapie at 16 years, bids farewell to Lindiwe Ngema after nine years of playing the character.  

She joined the show as Mlungisi Ngema’s (Patrick Mofokeng) teenage daughter in Soweto and exits the show as Larona Maseko’s mother and Nhlamulo’s (Mathews Rantsoma) wife.  

Her character was recently diagnosed with PAH after she found out she was pregnant, and she had to choose between her life and her baby’s life, and she decided on her baby.  

Viewers will watch Lindiwe take her last breath on Thursday, 10 November, at the hospital in front of the Masekos and Demas.