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ANCYL to meet with SABC over 'Generations'

The ANCYL wants to meet with Hlaudi Motsoeneng in a bid to reinstate 16 cast members.

'Generations' executive producer Mfundi Vundla. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) says it wants to meet with South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) boss, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, this week in a bid to reinstate 16 cast members of the popular soapie Generations.

They were recently sacked after they went on strike demanding better pay.

The youth league's Mzandile Masina says, "We are going to meet with the COO of the SABC to try and convince them otherwise because we don't think it was correct for them to immediately dismiss those actors."

Last week, the producers of Generations said the soapie would continue despite actors being released from their contracts.

Producers said the country's biggest soapie would take on a different form and all would be revealed in due course.

This was despite intervention by government, the ANCYL and the possibility of legal action.

Executive producer Mfundi Vundla said he felt betrayed by the actors, some of whom he says he's developed personal relationships with.

Vundla denied reports that actors were earning small salaries, revealing that on average, they get paid R55,000 a month.

The list of fired Generations actors includes:

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 (Noluntu)

Thato Molamu (Nicholas)

Anga Makubalo (MJ)

Mandla Gaduka (Choppa)

Patrick Shai (Patrick)

Atandwa Kani (Samora)

Nambitha Mpulwana (Mawande)

Zikhona Sodlaka (Priska)