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'Dry' Xmas for Muvhango stars

By unknown | Dec 05, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Zenoyise Madikwa

Zenoyise Madikwa

It looks as if Christmas is not going to be merry for Muvhango actors this year.

The actors have not been paid their October and November salaries. Muvhango production house Word of Mouth's fingers seem to be pointing at the SABC once again.

But the SABC is on record as saying that it had nothing to do with the payment of the actors.

Word of Mouth spokesman Nonkululeko Ndlovu, pictured, said yesterday that the actors had not been paid because the SABC had not paid them. But she vehemently denied that the actors were owed two months' salaries.

"They told us that there was a glitch in the system. We had a meeting with them and they apologised to the actors and told them that it was not our fault."

SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago confirmed that the corporation had not paid Word Of Mouth "due to system problems" but emphasised that the SABC was not dealing with the actors directly since they were employed by Word of Mouth.

"We are in discussions with Word of Mouth to rectify the situation. One of our commissioning editors was asked by Word of Mouth to explain the matter to the actors and that was done yesterday.

But an actor, who preferred to remain anonymous, said despite the explanations, they had decided to down tools in protest until they were paid.


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