Striking Generations actors in mass sacking
SOUTH AFRICA – The actors from popular SABC TV soap opera Generations have been fired. MMSV Productions, the company that produces the show, sacked the striking actors this afternoon.
“MMSV Productions, following consultation with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), have today terminated the contracts of the striking actors on the SABC1 soap drama, Generations,” the company said in a statement.
“The termination follows calls by both parties for the actors to return for recordings, following the start of their illegal strike.”
According to the statement, the following actors have been fired:
Anga Makubalo (MJ)
Atandwa Kani (Samora)
Katlego Danke (Dineo)
Mandla Gaduka (Choppa)
Menzi Ngubane (Sibusiso)
Nambitha Mpulwana (Mawande)
Patrick Shai (Patrick)
Slindile Nodangala (Ruby)
Sophie Ndaba (Queen)
Seputla Sebogodi (Kenneth)
Thami Mnqolo (Senzo)
Thato Molamu (Nicholas)
Winnie Ntshaba (Khetiwe)
Zenande Mfenyana (Nolunthu)
Zikhona Sodlaka (Priska)
Zolisa Xaluva (Jason)
The actors have received their letters of dismissal and are examining their legal options according to a statement from the Generations Actors Guild.
“We are saddened by this development, but remain steadfast in our goal to ensure fair working conditions for ourselves as creative professionals,” the cast said.
Generations is the most lucrative soap opera in South Africa, with a viewership of about 7.5 million. TimesLive