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More than a year af­ter leav­ing Isidingo, Ashish Gan­gaper­sad (Prada) is mak­ing his soapie come­back as a lawyer. He joined the Scan­dal! team in Au­gust and says Scan­dal! pro­ducer Ilse van He­mert, “For now, it’s a two or three scenes part, but we might find a way to make the part big­ger in fu­ture.” We’ll see him on­screen from Fri­day 25 Septem­ber.

Scan­dal! Week­days 19:30

Mlungisi and Zinzile (Pa­trick Mo­fo­keng and Gcina Nkosi) have just cel­e­brated their 20th wed­ding an­niver­sary to lov­ing ap­plause from their friends and fam­ily. But when even the vir­tu­ous Malet­satsi (Joyce Skefu) can fall for some­thing like Lu­cas’s (Sello Maake Ka Ncube) load­shed­ding se­duc­tion on Mon­day 31 Au­gust, you have to sus­pect that there are skele­tons in ev­ery closet. And here it is! On Thurs­day 10 Septem­ber, Mlu’s at work when he’s as­ton­ished to recog­nise a face from way, way, way back. Boit­shoko (Nkoto Male­bye) is the blast from the past that will rock his foun­da­tions.


Mlu last knew Boit­shoko 13 years ago and “he would spend all his time at the mine and only come home once dur­ing Christ­mas hol­i­days,” ex­plains Pa­trick. “She was cook­ing for the min­ers, selling food at the gate. They started hav­ing lit­tle chit-chats and it de­vel­oped un­til it be­came a full-blown re­la­tion­ship. He was lonely and he was vul­ner­a­ble and he was tempted.” And it’s no dip-’n-skip mo­ment ei­ther – they were to­gether for al­most two years!


Boit­shoko tells Mlu that she was vis­it­ing friends when she found out he was work­ing nearby, so she dropped in to say hi. “I think there was a lit­tle bit of ex­cite­ment see­ing some­one that he hasn’t seen for a very long time, be­cause he didn’t know why she was there and he didn’t ex­pect her.” But a red flag goes up when she asks to meet his fam­ily on Fri­day 11 Septem­ber. And it gets worse. “The sit­u­a­tion is es­ca­lat­ing and Mlu doesn’t know how to get out of it. She goes be­hind my back to find out where I stay. She goes and spends time with my kids and my wife,” ex­plains Pa­trick.


Mlu is ap­palled. “The first mis­take is that he lies about know­ing her. He’s hop­ing that she’s go­ing to be around there for a lit­tle while. But she’s hang­ing around and he’s like, ‘Oh, I do know her – she’s the wife of a friend from the mines.’ He doesn’t know how to han­dle this.” On Tues­day 15 Septem­ber, Ed­die (Sandy Mok­wena) tells Mlu to get rid of her… and fast. But Boit­shoko’s not go­ing. Not when she has a rea­son to stick around…

NB! Don’t miss the next is­sue of tv­plus, on sale from Fri­day 11 Septem­ber, to find out why Boit­shoko’s re­ally here.

Ashish has grown a beard and earned a law de­gree for his new

role on Scan­dal!.

Mlungisi’s shocked when he sees who’s walked into town.

Boit­shoko leaves Mlu speech­less.

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