Scandal! Bongile Mantsai says “Mthunzi and I are complete opposites”

Scandal! Bongile Mantsai says “Mthunzi and I are complete opposites”

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The Langa family thought they discarded him when they gave him R10 million to skip town. In any case, the precarious Mthunzi Mayisa, played by Bongile Mantsai (38), is back and confined from everything, renting an office and a level and needing to cut down the Langas. When Bongile joined Scandal! various watchers fussed about his character and tended to why he never gets caught for his unpleasant bad behaviors.

Nevertheless, when the writers offered him a two-month respite, fans began to miss his treacherous conduct.


Disregarding the way that he as of now venerates playing the baddie, when Bongile was first cast for Scandal! he didn’t rush to play a bastard. “Mthunzi and I are immediate inverses,” he says. “Right when I got the part, I was uneasy about how people would see me.”

Regardless, the open entryway came at the advantageous time – he was gotten to go for the chemical a month after he’d fled Cape Town for Joburg in the wake of tolerating passing risks due to his activity as a gay man, Vija, in the respect winning film Inxeba (The Wound).

“I wasn’t escaping fundamentally, anyway I ought to have been protected,” he says. “I was getting passing perils through electronic systems administration media and SMS and even people I knew were thinking about me a rodent. I required time away from all the thought.”

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“It was maybe the hardest an extraordinary time,” Bongile incorporates. “I encountered certified bitterness. I missed my family and my life. I was in an incredibly diminish space and feeling basically foolish. “I cried a ton, I wasn’t eating, I shed pounds, I started getting alert ambushes. Additionally, I dreaded multitudes. Straight up until today colossal gatherings make me anxious.”

He needed to quickly leave his situation of 10 years at Cape Town’s Baxter Theater, where he was an unbelievable official going after system based endeavors. “I couldn’t go to the townships toteach any more drawn out considering the way that my life was at genuine hazard.” He figured people would fathom that he was depicting a story. “All that I did was describe to a record of two darlings without sabotaging custom. I notwithstanding everything stand by that – I’m an on-screen character and my responsibility is to describe stories.”


In the midst of the difficulty, Bongile got a call from Jakes Mhlaba to go for the Mthunzi work and got the part. From the outset he should go after Scandal! for two months before proceeding with his work at the Baxter. “However, the Mthunzi character kept creating and has become an effortlessly perceived name that people love to hate.” Bongile now changes his time between the Baxter and Scandal! also, endorses of working between two urban zones. “I’m fiery about the work I do at the Baxter and I endeavor to be in Cape Town reliably.”

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Not long subsequent to getting cast in Scandal! Bongile found a new line of work in a boxing film, Knuckle City. Regardless, progressively extreme events were to come. “My dad, Chithibhunga Mantsai, was resolved to have danger of the throat while I was shooting Knuckle City,” he says. “I got back to see him. He uncovered to me he was happy for my work.” Bongile says it has been outrageous adjusting to qualification. “I might want to get acquainted with it soon in light of the fact that acting is my first love.”