Now you see her…
Scandal!’ s Gontse is looking a little different since she came back from Dubai.
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).