Fired Generations stars try to stop the show

The axed actors are taking legal steps to try and halt the new version of the show from being aired.

FILE: Former cast members of popular TV series Generations and their legal team. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The 16 axed _Generations _actors are taking legal steps this afternoon to try and halt the new version of the soap opera from being aired.

They want the popular show taken off South African TV screens claiming the South African Broadcasting Corporation has reneged on a contract that was signed after actors were axed during a pay dispute last year.

The cast members were dismissed on 18 August after going on strike to demand higher wages and royalties.

The actors' lawyer Bulelani Mzamo says the public broadcaster is violating the group's constitutional rights.

"To start a new production with a new cast and excludes other supporting cast members is a violation of their rights."

Last year, the soapie went on a two month break while new episodes were filmed with a brand new cast.

Meanwhile, the Congress of South African Trade Unions has called on South Africans to boycott the show.