It had been reported that reported oScandal! actor Hungani Ndlovu booted off the show, where he plays had been the role of Romeo, after he allegedly had a physical altercation with another cast member.
Scandal! and e.tv have noted with concern the circulation of “misleading” reports about the reasons for Hungani Ndlovu’s temporary exit from popular daily drama Scandal!
In a statement, the channel, together with Ochre Media, refute the claims made that Hungani was fired from the show for bad behaviour, nor had his character, Romeo been killed off.
“The factual reason for his temporary absence is that the actor requested to go on leave.,” the statement reads.
Scandal! producers Sanele Zulu, Grace Mahlaba, and Ilse van Hemert have expressed their appreciation about Hungani’s time on the show, saying – “We, as the producers of Scandal! have the highest regard for Hungani’s professionalism and humility as an artist. He has always behaved with the utmost respect towards his employers and colleagues. The character of Romeo is adored by viewers and the Scandal team alike, and we would love to create stories with him for as long as possible.”
The channel goes to say, “The actor, mentor, and NPO activist has contributed immensely to Scandal! over the years, and e.tv wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.”
Scandal! airs on e.tv, every weeknight at 7:30PM.