Actress Mikateko Hlabangwane, who plays Mary Maswanganyi on Scandal! etv, has advised girls not sell themselves.
Mikateko joined Scandal in 2014 as a teenager. Speaking to Daily Sun, the 20-year-old actress told the publication that her character is the girl parents want their kids to be friends with. She’s smart and always says the right thing.
“When I started, Mary was in the same grade as I. She now is a second-year student, while I’m doing my second year in civil engineering.”
Mikateko said she wants to follow in her engineer aunt Kurisani Mashele’s footsteps.
The engineering student said that her acting talent was discovered by her drama teacher who found her an agency which led her to portraying Mary on Scandal.
Her current storyline on the soapie sees Mary working at a club as a hostess. Her aim at the club is to break through to high-profile people.
She said she’d never worked at a club but knew girls there who hope to meet the right people to survive.
“Girls shouldn’t sell themselves. I was raised to prioritise education. Mary tries too hard. That’s why she nearly committed suicide after a party video went viral. Value yourself so you don’t choose a path to your downfall.”
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