Another SABC Soapie Embroiled In Fees Drama | Muvhango Actors Threaten To Walk

Here we go again! Let's face, the Genenrations 16  have set a precedence. No longer will actors just sit back and not fight for their due. The latest to join the furor of payment drama at the public broadcaster is Muvhango. Word is; Muvhango actors are threatening to strike and walk off after not getting paid.

South Africa's second most watched soap after Generations, Muvhango which is produced by Word of Mouth Productions and which lured an average audience of 4 million viewers on weeknights on SABC2, is now in financial turmoil.

 Sources are claiming that actors are threatening to ditch the show if they're not paid this week, struggling with bounced debit orders and unable to buy food, and pay bills and pay school fees.

It's also not the first time Muvhango actors had not been paid, complaining several times in the past over issues of non-payments and late payments.

In late September Muvhango actors were suddenly sent letters by Word of Mouth Productions' chief operating officer (COO) Khumbulani Hlongwane simply stating that "salaries for the month of September will not be paid on 30 September", apparently because of a "delay" with the signing of production and script contracts with the SABC.

The SABC apparently told Word of Mouth Productions that it will make a payment next week on 17 October. Word of Mouth told the actors that they will then get paid the next day on 18 October.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says; 
 "The SABC will launch an investigation to find out what caused the delay. We will make a payment to the production house early next week, thereafter they will be able to pay the cast." 
More on this as the story develops. I am also waiting waiting for a respond from Muvhango about the matter.

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