Now you see her…

Scan­dal!’ s Gontse is look­ing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent since she came back from Dubai.

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Hi tv­plus. What hap­pened to the old Gontse? – RUBY NDALO, PI­ETER­MAR­ITZBURG Did Gontse re­ally re­turn from Dubai on Wed­nes­day 29 April? Yes she did, but Khany­isile Zwane has taken over the role from Gabisile Tsha­bal­ala. Scan­dal! se­ries pro­ducer Ilse van He­mert ex­plains that the part­ing was am­i­ca­ble. With a two-year­long sto­ry­line for Gontse in the works, “Gabisile did not want to com­mit to such an un­in­ter­rupted pe­riod of time, even though it meant she would have to give up the role.” But when one door closed, an­other opened for Khany­isile. “Khany­isile came to au­di­tion long ago for an­other char­ac­ter when she was still in ma­tric and we recog­nised a di­a­mond in the rough but we didn’t want to com­pro­mise her ed­u­ca­tion. So we went look­ing for her. She had fin­ished ma­tric but did not have money to study drama, so she got a job at Makro.” Khany­isile au­di­tioned again for the soap and she got the part!

Old Gontse (left) and the

new ver­sion (right).

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