Curtain Call: 'Uzalo' and 'Durban Gen' Halt Filming Amid Protests

Curtain Call: 'Uzalo' and 'Durban Gen' Halt Filming Amid Protests

  • Uzalo and Durban Gen have decided to stop production while the province of KZN deals with the protests and looting that have been taking place
  • Both cast and crew of the respective productions have opted to put their safety first as the city of Durban is still in a volatile position
  • The provinces of KZN and Gauteng have been ransacked with lootings and protests over the last few days

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The cast of Uzalo and Durban Gen have suspended shooting of both shows amid violent protests in KZN.

Uzalo, Durban Gen, protests
Uzalo has halted production amid the violent protests in KZN. Image: @uzalo_sabc1
Source: Instagram

The two shows have opted to protect their cast and crew following the extremely volatile situation in the country, particularly KZN and Gauteng.

According to the Daily Sun, a spokesperson of the Durban Gen actors said:

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“People looted Game that is next to our studio on Tuesday and that’s scary...We can’t risk our lives by going to work. They also burnt the nearby building. It’s hard.”

Likewise a spokesperson for the Uzalo actors said,:

“We are still going to starve. This is madness. We just pray that our shooting studios won’t be set alight as many buildings are on fire. Life is hard, and by the looks of things, it’s going to get harder. Let’s pray for Mzansi.”

The protests were sparked by the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma but escalated into uncontrollable looting and destruction of property.

Several celebrities have weighed in on the ongoing chaos, including Boity.

Boity puts full blame on government for protests and looting

Briefly News reported that Boity Thulo blamed government for everything all the horror that was currently taking place in Mzansi.

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Dormant anger erupted and people were drowning. Taking to social media with a lot of anger, Boity called out government, putting all the blame on them for what the people and our beloved country was going through.

Boity, like many others, felt that what was going on had been a long time coming and it was as a result of a government that has failed its people.

Boity posted:

“The government does not give AF about its people. It’s horrifying and downright depressing! Everything we are witnessing has been a long time coming! I just wish I knew the right thing to say and how to help. Everything we are witnessing makes one feel almost debilitated.”

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Source: Briefly News

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