Lusanda Mbane marked her final Scandal! appearance at the beginning of September 2021, following a whirlwind of a storyline fitting of her impact on the soapie.
Lusanda Mbane took to Instagram on Wednesday, 1 September 2021, to confirm that her latest appearance on e.tv’s Scandal! was her last. Her exit also marked a change in the direction of the soapie. Mbane’s exit was fitting for the impact that the star had on the show. This is as she was pushed over the side of the Thebe-Langa building by Grace, following the discovery that she was behind the murder of her son, Romeo.
Mbane portrayed the character of Boniswa since 2016. In the five years since her debut, the trajectory of her character has been something of a marvel. Initially, she was a dutiful and astute wife and founder of a school in the Eastern Cape. Her transformation into becoming the villain of the show led to her being touted as one of the most iconic television villains of all time.
On the day of the confirmation of Mbane’s exit, she celebrated a milestone. She was announced as a nominee for the 2021 Royalty Soapie Awards, under the Outstanding Lead Actress category, for her portrayal of Boniswa Langa on Scandal!.