Generations actors fired

18 August 2014 - 20:17
By Sunday World

MMSV Productions says it has terminated the contracts of the striking actors of the SABC1 soapie drama, Generations.

The following actors have been fired from Generations.

  • 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.

MMSV Productions released a statement on Monday afternoon to say that the contracts of the striking actors had been terminated.

“MMSV Productions, following consultation with the South African Broadcasting Corporation [SABC], have today [Monday] terminated the contracts of the striking actors on the SABC1 soap drama, Generations. The termination follows calls by both parties for the actors to return for recordings, following the start of their illegal strike.”

Generations is the most lucrative soap opera in South Africa, with a viewership of about 7.5 million.

In the statement, the SABC and MMSV Productions said measures have been put in place to ensure the future of the show and that this would be made public soon.