Pirates coin it on Mad Buddies
MAD Buddies, the latest big screen comedy by funny men Leon Schuster and Kenneth Nkosi, is seeming so sought after that its cover is being used by conmen to swindle gullible people.
Sowetan got word that DVD copies of the movie, which is due out in cinemas country-wide tomorrow, were already out on the streets.
But it turned out the shysters had used the movie's cover on the sleeves of fake DVDs containing video material from crooner Ringo Madlingozi's top albums.
When told that his songs - including Ekhaya, Into Yami, and Sondela Sthandwa - were in the fake DVDs, Madlingozi could only exclaim: "Oh no!"
"You are not serious. I am not aware of such a thing. I am hurt . really, really hurt."
Chief executive of the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft, Corne Guldenpfennig, said stringent security measures had ensured that no fake Mad Buddies DVDs would be on the streets.