Masasa Mbangeni

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Masasa Mbangeni
Born Masasa Lindiwe Mbangeni
(1987-03-06) March 6, 1987 (age 32)
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
South Africa
Education University of the Witwatersrand
  • Actres
Years active 2008 - to date

Masasa Mbangeni (born 6 March 1987) is a South African actress best known for her starring role as the arch-villain Thembeka Shezi on the's soap opera Scandal! alongside Sandy Mokwena, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, Joyce Skefu, Kagiso Modupe, Thuso Mbedu, Brighton Ngoma and Dawn Matthews. She is the two-time South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) and Royalty Soapie Award winner. Prior to her role on Scandal! she had two television guest appearances: as Jackie's PA on the M-Net soapie Egoli and as Eunice on the BBC crime drama Silent Witness.

Masasa Mbangeni has also starred in shows such as Housekeepers, Hard Copy, Harvest, It's Complicated and the feature film Machine Gun Preacher.


  1. bona, 5 Mins With Masasa Mbangeni, 12 January 2019
  2. TVSA, Masasa Mbangeni, 18 January 2019
  3. channel24, 'The universe humbled me' - Masasa Mbangeni on Harvest role, 18 January 2019
  4. destinyconnect, A SAFTA is just the beginning for Scandal! actress Masasa Mbangeni, 18 January 2019
  5. youthvillage, Masasa Mbangeni Opens Up About Missing Acting, 4 January 2019