Award winning actor and director Hlomla Dandala who plays Kingsley Siseko Langa on Scandal! has announced that he is leaving the soapie.
Hlomla, who also directed the show in the past, plays one of the most important characters on the show. This announcement came as a shock to many supporters. The human rights lawyer in the soapie, joined Scandal in 2016.
The award winning actor and director Hlomla Dandala has many accolades under his belt. He was the winner of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Pan African Film Festival in 2011, he also won the award for ‘Best Actor’ at the Ghana Movie Awards in 2012 and was also nominated for ‘Best Actor’ at the Monte Carlo Film Festival in 2011. His film appearances include Fools, Red Dust and Lord Of War.
“Farewell lunch with my #Langas family. Thank you for the memories. Love you guys to the moon.” – Hlomla Dandala tweeted.
See what his supporters had to say about his announcement.
Hlomla Dandala is best known for his roles as Derek Nyathi in Isidingo from 1998 to 2001, title character Jacob Makhubu in Jacob’s Cross since 2007 and host of All You Need Is Love from 2002 to 2003.
Hlomla Dandala, who is the son of Mvume Dandala, has a sister by the name of Gqibelo Dandala.
Hlomla Dandala appeared on the below television serieses:
- Isidingo (as Derek Nyathi, season 1-4)
- Rockville (as Gomorrah, season 3)
- Jacob’s Cross (as Jacob Makhubu, later Jacob Abayomi; since season 1)
- All You Need Is Love (host; 2002–2003)
- Interrogation Room
- Tsha Tsha (as Lungi, season 4)
- Gaz’lam (as Coltrane, seasons 3-4)
- Scout’s Safari
- Zero Tolerance (second season, as Majola Tindleni)
- Jozi-H (as Dr. Sipho Ramthalile)
- Scandal! (as Kingsley Siseko Langa)
- The River (as Zweli Dikana)