Masasa Mbangeni is a South African actress best known for her starring role as the arch-villain Thembeka Shezi on the e.tv soapie Scandal!.
She was nominated twice for Best Actress in a TV Soap at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) for her role on Scandal! (2014 and 2015), winning the award in 2015.
In 2016 she took an extended leave from the show to pursue other interests, including a starring role in the second season of the SABC2 thriller series Thola.
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.
On stage, she appeared in a trilogy of plays directed by James Ngcobo at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg: Amen Corner, Sundjata and Nogogo. She also played Antigone in Greg Hoffman's production of Oedipus @ Koönú, which toured to the Grahamstown Festival of the Arts.
She also acted in the 2011 feature film Machine Gun Preacher.