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Scandal!'s' Sivenathi Mabuya chats about Shona Ferguson & her big break

18/01/2022

Scandal!'s' Sivenathi Mabuya chats about Shona Ferguson & her big break Housewives' actress Sivenathi Mabuya who played Xolile Langa in Scandal!' chats about how Shona Ferguson opened doors for her.

by Rae Seleme

18-01-2022

in SA TV and Film

Scandal!' actress Sivenathi Mabuya chats about her TV roles and Shona Ferguson. Image via Twitter @sivemabuya

Housewives and Scandal! actress Sinevathi Mabuya's who is known for playing Xolile says her acting dream turned into reality when she met the late Shona Ferguson.

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Mabuya opens up about how she pursued her dreams and turned them into reality in an interview with Sowetan.

Also read: Scandal!'s' killing spree': Quinton, Neo, Lerumo, Boniswa, Mlu, Romeo

Catch #MzaliWamS2 on @Mzansimagic tonight at 8pm pic.twitter.com/2nljRU6Kkb

Sivenathi Mabuya (@sivemabuya) January 3, 2022

SIVENATHI MABUYA'S BIG BREAK Scandal! and Housewives actress Sivenathi Mabuya who is known for her role as Xolile has always dreamt of being a superstar from a young age.

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She completed matric in 2010 left her hometown for Johannesburg and worked as an assistant at a media monitoring company.

The actress then entered into a MAQamovie competition for amateur actors, and won.

That's how I ended up being in the industry. I used to watch YoTV and I was a huge fan of the presenters, so much so that I also wanted to be like them.

Mabuya adds that the late Shona Ferguson was one of the judges for the competition.

The person who gave me my first job was Shona Ferguson.

He was one of the judges at the MAQamovie competition.

Shona told me he was working on a show called iGazi and wanted to give me a shot in one of the small roles.

Even though she didn't land a role in iGazi she went on to star in local films such as The Ring, The Lucky Specials, The Hot Zone, and now stars in e.tv's series Housewives.

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Also read: Scandal!' Spoiler: Grace and Xolile locate Romeo and Quinton returns

Friday we said a very subtle peace out to Xolile Langa. Yes I can finally say it out loud that we won't be seeing her for a while

This is not goodbye though, this is till we meet again: It's @etvScandal after all. Thank you for the love, support & recognition #etvScandal pic.twitter.com/Lrs43YYTDU

Sivenathi Mabuya (@sivemabuya) September 7, 2021

PLAYING XOLILE IN SCANDAL!' Sivenathi Mabuya is popularly known for playing the role of Xolie Langa in e.tv's most-watched soapie - Scandal!

She exited the soapie in September after her on-screen mother - Boniswa Langa and her on-screen-husband - Romeo Medupe got killed.

The actress bid farewell to the show to join Housewives alongside The Queen actor Loyiso McDonald, Happiness is a four-letter word actress Renate Stuurman and many more talents.

Scandal! Fans were saddened by her departure as they adored her and loved her character..

Viewers also said goodbye to fan-favourite Mlungisi Ngema (Patrick Mofokeng) who exited the show after seven years to play the role of Mandla Cele on 1Magic's Lingashoni.

Also read: The Queen's' Loyiso McDonald hints he's joined Scandal!'

This is my mom.

She saw my billboard at the airport today.

Apparently she screamed that's my daughter and couldn't look away.

And now I can't stop crying I can't believe this is real life pic.twitter.com/bPw8MBMloX

Sivenathi Mabuya (@sivemabuya) January 13, 2022

Also read: The Queen' star Loyiso McDonald and Lusanda Mbane join Mzali Wam'

Xolile, Boniswa, Grace and Chumani just gave me the best 10 minutes of TV .

Dialogue, emotion, DELIVERY! OMG! #etvScandal pic.twitter.com/sLAp3tyUuk

Bekithemba Zulu (@BekithembaZ) September 1, 2021

Xolile raises some valid points. #etvScandal pic.twitter.com/W1Qr1hmjMl

Scandal! (@etvScandal) June 19, 2017

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