‘Scandal!’ star Lusanda Mbane says goodbye, reflects on her five-year journey as Boniswa

Actress Lusanda Mbane left her corporate job to pursue her acting career when she joined Scandal! in 2016 as Boniswa, but now that her character has died on the show, she's looking to focus on growing her business. 
“I knew I wanted to stay five years because I wanted to grow the character, but about two years into it I started thinking the five years wouldn't happen because that's when she (the character) started getting dark. We decided this year would be the year I'm going to close the chapter on Boniswa,” she told TshisaLIVE.
Playing a villainous character was a "taxing exercise" that required her to dig deep into her own emotions.