Generations Creator Mfundi Vundla Says He Feels Betrayed

SABC and the production company behind Generations held a media conference at the SABC Auckland Park office on Friday. During the press conference questions were posed to the panel, which included representatives from the channel, the producers and the show's creator. When asked about his feelings towards the actors, Mr Mfundi Vindla expressed his disappointment and sense of betrayal.

Vundla said that he has played a major role in some of the actor’s lives and that their behaviour does not make sense to him.
“To some extend I do feel betrayed, because one actor, he almost had a stroke and ended up at a private clinic with a blood clot in his brain, he had no medical insurance.” 
“I paid out of my back pocket for this actor, he is alive today. I played a role in saving his life,” he said emotionally. 
“I feel betrayed that I’m being painted like this exploiter. There are other things that we have done for these actors, above and beyond the call of duty so to be painted like I’m this avaricious person who doesn’t care is not in accordance with the facts.”
Vundla also chimed in while Frederich Stark was listing some of the exorbitant demands actors make like asking for fitness trainers. Vundla jumped in and said "Bodyguards"

Generations producers revealed that on average a permanent actor gets around R55 000 per month and that their R100 000 per month demand was unreasonable. They also acknowledged that the amount is not a blanket salary for all dismissed actors but an average aggregate. 

Honestly, when I heard Mr Vundla's interview on 702, I thought what an arrogant man he must be. However, listening and watching him at the press conference, I saw a passionate man. 

For me at this point is not about taking sides. As indicated on my other article on this matter, right now it is about the facts and ascertaining where the truth lies. 

Whether Mr Vundla was telling the truth or not, what was clearly visible on his face and by his demeanor, was that he is a passionate man who will fight for his show to the last bone. 

After the press conference I asked him how he feels about the whole drama surrounding his show. He said; 
 "You don't create something this successful and have someone come and snuff it out. I'll fight with everything in my power"
He also added; 
"I have no interest in destroying anyone's career but I will protect protect."
According to the panel at the press conference, Generations will continue without the actors. 

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