Former Generations star defends fired colleagues
Sonia Sedibe says it's important for television shows to take care of their main actors.
JOHANNESBURG - Former Generations actress Sonia Sedibe has come out in support of her former colleagues who were fired from the popular South African soapie this week.
Sedibe who left _Generations _several years ago, also after a pay dispute, says it's important for television shows to take care of their main actors.
Sixteen cast members were dismissed with immediate effect on Monday, after they ignored a final ultimatum to report for duty.
Sedibe says, "Hollywood and Bollywood work because people get paid very well and they're happy and they stay."
Meanwhile the ANC Youth League says it will assist the fired actors.
The league on Tuesday held a meeting with the group at Luthuli House.
Spokesperson Bandile Masuku says, "This is about young people who explore their talents and passions, to make sure they're able to get work."
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)