Generations cast members sacked
Mfundi Vundla says the striking actors ignored the final call to return to work today.
JOHANNESBURG - The executive producer and creator of Generations, Mfundi Vundla, has confirmed that 16 cast members have now been fired with immediate effect.
The cast members ignored the final call to return to work today or face dismissal.
The striking actors were demanding better pay, extended contracts and royalties from episodes that have been rebroadcast.
The dispute between the actors, the South African Broadcasting Corporation and Vundla has been ongoing for about a year now.
"We urged them to come back to work and record while we were sorting all outstanding issues and they refused and we let them go. That's it, finish and klaar."
List of fired Generations actors include:
Sophie Ndaba (Queen)
Menzi Ngubane (Sibusiso)
Seputla Sebogodi (Kenneth)
Katlego Danke (Dineo)
Thami Mnqolo (Senzo)
Zolisa Xaluva (Jason)
Winnie Ntshaba (Khetiwe)
Slindile Nodangala (Ruby)
Zenande Mfenyana (Nolunthu)
Thato Molamu (Nicholas)
Anga Makubalo (MJ)
Mandla Gaduka (Choppa)
Patrick Shai (Patrick)
Atandwa Kani (Samora)
Nambitha Mpulwana (Mawande)
Zikhona Sodlaka (Priska)
Meanwhile, people took to social media Twitter to share jokes about the fired cast members:
Maybe Mfundi Vundla will introduce an Ebola outbreak in Generations.
- Monday Movement (@Bronze_Venus) August 18, 2014
Mandoza should replace Sibusis0 #Generations
- Yonela Dumako (@YonelaDumako) August 18, 2014
- Elton (@elton_newton) August 18, 2014
Hehehehe so Mamelodi Sundowns will loan out some of their players to #Generations
- Daddy_Gee.. (@OrlandoGhost) August 18, 2014