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ANCYL to take Generations saga to Cabinet

Sixteen cast members were fired by the soapie's production management team on Monday.

FILE: Generations cast members pose with US actor Samuel L Jackson. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) says it will approach Cabinet to resolve what it says are serious concerns raised by 16 cast members of the popular soapie Generations, who were sacked earlier this week.

The actors were fired by the soapie's production management team on Monday after going on strike over unresolved payment issues in their contracts.

It's understood the actors are unsatisfied with the amount of money they're being paid and the apparent lack of employment security.

The youth league's national task team convenor Mzwandile Masina says they met with the actors last night and have decided to approach Cabinet.

"We call on the SABC to withdraw the expulsion of all the actors. We will engage with management, the minister of arts and culture and the minister of communications so we can look into the issues of copyrights."

Masina added they've decided to take up the issue because the actors are members of the youth league.

Meanwhile, former _Generations _actress Sonia Sedibe came out in support of her former colleagues.

Sedibe, who left the soapie several years ago also after a pay dispute, said it's important for television shows to take care of their main actors.