Since childhood, Wayne van Rooyen has been a performer of sorts and the family entertainer. And after he watched Kat and the Kings (1997), an international award-winning musical by David Kramer and the late Taliep Petersen, he knew that his destiny was in the performing arts.
And those who are familiar with Vernon “Stokkies” Jacobs, his character in Scandal, will readily agree that Wayne is a genuine acting talent blessed with the gift to entertain people. The role of Stokkies was introduced to the popular e.tv series three years ago and since then it has grown by leaps and bounds.
Currently the whole community of Scandal is reeling with shock, disappointment, anger and regret after they were swindled of their hard-earned savings in a pyramid scheme.
Stokkies, a perennial loser and ex-convict-cum-cleaner, has always dreamt of transcending his impoverished background and making it big financially.
So when he was recruited as an agent of Comboa - short for Community Building One Another - he sincerely believed that he was helping his colleagues at Safe N Clean to reach for their dreams. Through the bogus investment scheme he has coined it, bought a car and saved some of the money for future plans.