Actors from the SABC2 soapie ‘Muvhango’ downed their scripts after they were allegedly not paid their salaries for October.

Muvhango actors reportedly stayed away from work on Monday and Tuesday this week and downed their scripts after they were reportedly not paid their October salaries.

City Press reports that actors from that the cast and crew members from the SABC2 soapie Muvhango stay away on Monday and Tuesday after their October salaries were not paid.

The publication adds that cast members were told to put their debit orders on hold as the production will only be able to make their payments later in the week.

A source from the soapie confirmed they’ve not been paid and had decided to go on a break until their salaries have been paid.

“We were supposed to be back filming the new season on Monday, but we have not been paid our salaries as we were supposed to on the last day of the month. So, we have decided to stay away from filming until we are paid.”

Another source told the publication they have no idea when they’ll get paid: 

“It is nothing new. It is like they do not care about our bills. We have cars, houses, school fees, and other bills to pay. Nothing has been said to indicate when we will get our salaries paid into our accounts.”

City Press adds that an internal staff communication notice directed to producers alerted staff of the production house, Word of Mouth, that payments would be effected on Friday, 4 November.

“This memo serves to inform you, the producer, of a delay at the end of October payments. Please be advised that payments will be effected on Friday, 4 November 2022.”

“Kindly accept our sincere apologies. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we further note the level of stress that the late notification may cause.”

The popular Tshivenda soapie also made headlines in 2019 when the cast and crew of the Duma Ndlovu show were not paid for October and November after the “SABC did not have money to pay them”.

SABC’s spokesperson Mmoni Seapolelo did not comment on the matter to City Press at the time of publishing this article.


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